Thinking ahead to spring

I know it’s still winter but frankly I’m tired of it and yes, here I go wishing my life away again.  Spring is just around the corner and since Friday is the first day of March and it takes 6-8 weeks to pop up good and get transplanted in bigger pots before going in the ground, I decided to start a couple of things.   Was that the longest craziest sentence you ever read 😉 ????

Sunday I made macaroni salad and had some “fresh” celery I used in it so I chopped the root end off of it and set it in a saucer full of warm water.  I remember seeing several blogs where we could start our own celery that way so I’m thinking I’ll try it. I sit it in the kitchen window until I could clean up a good flower-pot and get some good potting soil.  Last night I was sitting at the kitchen table and looked over at the window and there were sprouts coming up out of the celery.  I was absolutely shocked and excited.  So, after supper I rounded up the pots, yes pots, and moved to the back porch to get to work.  About four or five weeks ago I had started some herbs too and they were ready to be transplanted.  Here’s the proof of my work and now we just have to wait and see how it goes.  Hubby says I’m jumping the gun!!

Italian basil
Italian basil


Sweet potatoes I started in November are going wild.
Sweet potatoes I started in November are going wild.
Winter Thyme
Winter Thyme
Lemon basil
Cinnamon basil
Lime basil
Lime basil


More Celery sprouting
More Celery sprouting
Sweet basil
Sweet basil
Another sweet potatoe.  We love sweet potatoes but I always way too late to get them in the ground.
Another sweet potatoe. We love sweet potatoes but I always way too late to get them in the ground.

Now we just wait for old man winter to scoot on out of here and let spring herald it’s glory!!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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