Saturday, January 8, 2011

Nothing much

is going on around here right now, so I feel a little sheepish trying to squeeze a post out of total mundanity.  We had lovely Christmas and New Year's celebrations with family and friends.  Amazingly enough, we have gone through an entire month without anyone getting sick.  I think that's a record for us in wintertime.  The chickens are all good, the goats are all good, and the snowblower is still working which is a miracle in itself.  We are certainly putting it to the test this year.

I've just finished doing a complete seed inventory of my ever-growing stockpile.   It is six pages long.  I think I should have done the inventory BEFORE I mailed my orders to Johnny's and Fedco.  Oh well.  I have also discovered the online garden planning software at RH Shumway's website, and have been having lots of fun playing around with next summer's garden layout.  Check it out, it's free for a 30-day trial.

My very old Olympus 5.0 megapixel camera has finally decided to call it quits, so it may be awhile before you see any more photos here.  I must research a new, relatively inexpensive replacement.  Any suggestions are welcome.

Other than my work, two little boy birthdays and a few days of volunteering at the local co-op, there is nothing on my calendar for the rest of this month.  Which is just as well, as I am feeling a bit bear-like.  Growling, sleeping late and searching the pantry for nuts and berries.  Don't bother phoning or dropping by, I'm not sure I'm fit for decent company.  Call me in mid-March, I should be done hibernating by then.


Leigh said...

Mundane is good because after all, some kinds of excitement we can live without. :)

I read about Shumway's garden planner in their seed catalog, but figured it wouldn't work with my system. Do you find it helpful? Are you planning to purchase it?

My camera is on its last legs too. I read about the Panasonic Lumix at Boulderneigh and am saving my pennies for one of those. I've liked my Canon Powershots (had 3) but the Panasonic really sounded good to me. As cameras go they aren't too bad ($200 - 250 range) but that's still a lot of pennies.

Erin said...

I just got a catalog from Shumway's in the mail, have never looked at them before, but maybe I'll check out the website now. Go ahead and hibernate for awhile, you have a bit of time in between the holidays and the seed starting! I don't know much about cameras (wish I knew more!), I have had 2 Canon powershots and have been happy with them since they suit my inexperience well! Congrats on no sickness - weren't you guys sick for the holidays last year? That's the worst, we were lucky this year as well!

Mama Pea said...

Sometimes the most "mundane" posts are the best. Keep 'em up as it's always good to hear from you.

I loved your line about being bear-like, " . . . growling, sleeping late and seaching the pantry for nuts and berries." I think I'll steal it for my own use. :o)

I Just Live Here said...

Keep an eye on .. they have camera popping up all the time cheap