The weekend weather was warm enough that we actually got started on a little spring cleanup. Shrubbery was pruned, residual fall leaves removed, and deer netting that was put up in the fall to protect the landscaping from our four-legged friends, was taken down. That little taste of spring was short-lived, however, because there’s snow on the ground today!
As much complaining as I’ve done about the extended winter weather here in the east, there are some positive outcomes to hope for:
- Almost certainly, the pest populations will be reduced — brown marmorated stink bugs, deer ticks, etc.
- With record snowfall this year, ground water tables, streams, ponds, and springs will be replenished.
- Because of a late spring planting season, hopefully we won’t have to worry about any unexpected cold snaps that could damage tender crops when we finally do get to plant in the garden!
Easter is just around the corner and in the next few weeks I’ll be egg-sperimenting with a couple of egg-centric recipes and egg-cellent ideas. I’m egg-cited to share them with you!
First up, wheat grass in egg shells!
During the winter months, I always try to keep something green and spring-like growing. Wheat grass is one of the easiest things to grow and in the spirit of the season, I planted some seed in egg shells. Eggs-traordinary don’t you think?
Here’s all you need:
Just keep the soil moist and in no time, you’ll have a taste of spring growing indoors.
Speaking of taste — use your wheat grass to make my blood orange-mango wheat grass smoothies!