Let’s get it started… Woot, woot!

It hasn’t been much of a winter… THANK GOODNESS!  I don’t enjoy shoveling or plowing for that matter.  And with my husband gone from time to time those not so enjoyable duties fall on my shoulders.  So, I say again, thank goodness this winter has been so mild.

This mild winter has caused an itch.  An itch to get my seedlings started.  Yesterday my husband and I purchased a small portable greenhouse.  Nothing fancy.  Just sturdy and effective enough to start some seeds.  This greenhouse will wonderful to put out on the porch on a semi-warm, sunny February day in Maine.  It’s also portable enough to leave in our reading room that gets excellent sunlight.

I’m excited to start my broccoli, cabbage, peas, beans, chard, lettuce and brussel sprouts.  The brussel sprouts on my husband’s idea, not mine.  I’ve been saving eggs shells for about three months now.  I’m using the egg shells as my seedling pots.  They make great pots, and will be just as beneficial for the soil when they get in the ground.

Hurry spring!  I know you’re close, but it’s just not close enough for me!


About Diary of a Wanna Be Homesteader...

Call me the black sheep of the family. I’m a 30-something (pushing 40) socially inept gal living in the beautiful state of Maine, mother of two rambunctious children, to include two dogs with a combined weight of 300 lbs. I met my husband, self-professed anti-social media mogul, in Japan. We met in November 1998, married in May 1999… happily ever after. After much exploration, and two children later, we settled in Maine to raise our family away from the hassles of city life. Surrounded by trees and clean air we’ve built a spectacular life on 3 acres. Folks may call us anti-social… we like to call ourselves pr0-self. We value each other, our family and our passions in life more than pleasing others. I buy milk in glass bottles. I drive a Prius. I am a weather junkie. I must drink a cup of coffee daily. I believe in buying local. I love knitting but don’t do it often enough. Sunflowers make me happy. Fishing calms my soul. This blog is about my love of a simpler life… family, love, gardening, nature, independence. This is the place where I will share it, and begin my journey to obtain that life, one step at a time.

One response to “Let’s get it started… Woot, woot!

  1. What a great idea, using egg shells. I’ll have to try that!

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