With deft sleight of hand and no flick of the wrist flourish, it’s happened. Mother Nature has quietly but gracefully flipped the silk scarf aside and there it is in plain view, SPRING….and there stand I, shaking my head in awe.
Yes, today is the first Spring-like day here in the mountains. I am so very happy to have the sun shining and the bluest sky above. We managed to plant 3 double rows of Stuttgart onions as well as a host of greens scattered over two twenty five foot rows: Winter lettuce mix to which I added mache as well as one of my favorites (’cause I just love to keep saying it–and it tastes great) Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress 🙂 see, makes you smile right? Also there is frisee, Red Sails lettuce, kales, spinach, and a short row of braising greens I mixed up myself. Where you might ask are the peas, and rightfully so. Alas, peas season has more or less come and gone here. If we plant them, they will very likely not make as it is so late for them. We usually get them in by St. Patty’s Day, but not this year with such snow! By the time they might bear it will be too hot for the cool loving peas.
Must content ourselves with more crocus.
And mea culpa… I’ve been a rather remiss blogger of late. With all the rotten weather it just couldn’t get into writing about the garden. I’ve also been busily working on getting leaner and hopefully adding some more lean mass gains the past 49 days. Tomorrow is the last day of that particular challenge and it’s been a good 49 days….however, the beginning was a bit stagnant. I hired a very respected personal trainer and have been working out with him as well as following the dietary guidelines he’s laid out. It’s a pretty straightforward body building diet which is a big departure for me from my higher fat lower carb macros I had been following. I will say this much: in the past few weeks I’ve made better gains/losses than in a long time. To wit:
This is my relatively new (bought in the last six weeks) belt. I like the green color! Let’s just back up a step. I am now wearing a belt! When I purchased it the above holes were the fitting that I could use. Today, I am down two holes and I’m very satisfied with that non-scale-victory. Every small victory is a step closer to the finish line. Although in truth, there is no real end. It is a journey, and my goal overall is to enjoy it as fit and healthfully as possible.
I have a new series of goals and small challenges that I’m constructing for the coming months now that my 49 day challenge ends tomorrow… Chime in if you’d like to and share your own! I really love hearing about how everyone is getting on.
Much love to you all…I’ve missed you bunches and with a few other things winding down (daughter’s play is finally in the production phase and will wind up this coming weekend), as well as the grand weather I should have much more to say on a more regular basis.