It has been a pretty crazy week up here in the Great White North. Between the warm temperatures (three days of record-breaking 70’s) and a very busy time at work, it’s been all we can do to make sure the animals are fed and household chores are done before we leave for work again. Abby and I have started training for a 5K, using a great Pooch to 5K training program that is now Abby-approved. Honestly, this is the first time I’ve ever gotten her to run on consecutive days without hiding under the bed.
At work yesterday, I used the opportunity of a baby shower to test out a cupcake recipe for the wedding and was thrilled to discover that Coconut Cake, a favorite from childhood, is even better in cupcake form (buttery, soft, moist and delicious!). Since it was a baby shower, I decorated the cupcakes like little spring nests since several of our gifts had an owl theme and will include the recipe later this weekend.
After work yesterday, I spent some time photographing the happenings with our chickens and in our gardens, so I can have some compelling before & after photos as we prepare for both our sustainability project (maybe this will be the first winter that we don’t have to buy veggies and fruits from the grocery store) and upcoming wedding.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow for a little tutorial on setting up a grow-light for garden plants! We’ll be starting many of our long-season vegetables in preparation for late May, when they can actually go in the ground!