Farmer’s Market Wednesday

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For today’s adventure we walked to the local Farmer’s Market.  This is WeeMan’s best buddy and future wife – at least according to them.  Image

There were fresh peaches

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I came home with fresh green beans, cherry tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, onions, tiny little potatoes, and zucchini for less then $20.  Several yummy meals in the near future.

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Of course we made time to stop at our new favorite hang out for a hand dipped cone – (mmmmm blueberry cream pie ice cream = divine) and a soda in a glass bottle.  They have an amazing variety of old time sodas.  They are also pickers and sell the kind of treasures I love.  

 

Rainy Days

It’s rained at least a little bit every single day for the last two weeks.  Lots of people around here are complaining, wishing the rain would let up.  

 

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Not me though – the farmers and me are  thrilled with the rain.  Our daily showers are usually quick and light – not making things too wet, just wet enough for the most part. Image

Why am I so happy with all this rain? 

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Because I can’t help but remember last summer at this time they were canceling the fireworks shows, camp fires and fire pits had been outlawed, my rain barrels had been empty for weeks, and my  poor yard and garden were brown.

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In a few more weeks thanks to the nice wet days I’ll be using this basil and fresh tomatoes from my garden 

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to make homemade bruschetta. Mmmmm my mouth waters just thinking about it.  

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In the meantime, we’ll spend our rainy time splashing in puddles, working on crafts, reading library books, watching shows about ocean animals and dinosaurs, all curled up in our favorite hiding spots – even if that spot is inside a wicker clothes hamper filled with stuffed critters.

 

Spring?

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Wow! Indiana weather at it’s craziest.  This weekend we had severe storms, flooding, low 30’s, snow, and high 60’s.  Welcome to Indiana!  I’m crossing my fingers and my toes that spring has finally arrived.  It seems to be awfully slow coming this year.  

We’ve taken full advantage of the warm days – using them to work in the yard.  I’ve even mowed twice with our reel mower.  (Thank you rain)  We’ve also added sand to the sand box and gotten out all the patio furniture.  We’re in the process of setting up a raised bed for strawberries.  I think the last couple of steps are filling it with just a little more dirt and planting the plants.  This week I’m hoping to finish that bed and get my garden cleaned out and tilled up.  I’ll need to add some compost to the garden this year too.   Maybe I can work on the planters next week – if the warm weather sticks around. 

In other news, we’ve done some rearranging throughout the house.  We’ve also worked on some serious spring cleaning.  I’ve gone through WeeMan’s clothes and pulled his spring/ summer stuff. (What can I say I’m hopeful)  I’ve got two girls coming this week to look through the too small stuff and maybe buy some for their littles.  We also moved his train table out of his room – kind of a sad moment for this mama.  My wee man isn’t so wee anymore.  

Big plans for next month – kitchen organization and I’m going to be wild and crazy and try to plan May’s menu ahead of time.  (Yep the entire month)  Here’s hoping.