I just had my first fresh salad of the season. Greenhouse grown of course. It was so good I almost forgot about last months' heating bill. Almost.
Work in the greenhouse is getting into full swing. Now we are heating the entire greenhouse all night, so Rick is happy not to be carrying trays of plants back and forth, but does have to get up at night to put more wood on the fire. We are thankful for the warmer weather, it makes a huge difference in heating costs.
Unfortunately the warmer weather didn't come quick enough for the goats. We lost some of the kids due to bad mothers and the extreme cold. The one who had its ears chewed off is being bottle fed now. She lives in the doghouse with Smokey (the dog) and they both love the company. The rest of the goats have been culled and sold. We hope to start over with better genes.
Things are getting busy in the kitchen as well. I've started to stock up for the summer. I've made a lot more jam (I freeze the berries during the summer), and I've tried my hand at perogies again. I've finally found a recipe I like and a few tricks to making to go faster.