Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 2/10/215

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the second Tuesday Garden Party  – Garden Inspiration for 2/10/215! I hope your week was delightful. We have not had the nice weather my blogging friends on the West Coast have had. While it did warm up a little over the weekend and a lot of the snow melted, we started last week with 14 inches of fresh snow, and it’s cold again, so the snow we have left is staying for a while. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our snow storm.

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 This is the sight I was greeted with the morning of our snowstorm!


My chicken coop was buried in the snow. The chickens weren’t very happy about the snow and they decided they’d rather stay in the coop than head outside.


Our passive house looks so nice buried in the snow. I can’t wait to move in there.


Here’s the barn we’re living in. Good thing there’s a lot of insulation.


 The trees beyond our house. I just love this shot. 🙂


The next day the sun came out and the view was even better.

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After temps in the upper 40s over the weekend, our little homestead is now a brown, muddy mess. There are a few piles of snow left – but for the most part, it’s on the way out. The chickens are a lot happier, but I don’t like the brown. The only good thing, as far as I can tell, is that since the weather cooled off again, the mud is at least frozen. That’s the update for my homestead. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to!

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 2/10/215

From your host this week, Shelly of Frugal Family Home,

I took advantage of the great weather we had a few weeks ago and cleaned up the garden beds. They weren’t too bad at all. I had left a few carrots and green onions and leeks in the garden to winter over. I harvested them a couple of weeks ago.


We ended up with about 5 pounds of baby carrots. Yes, 5 pounds, I would have never guessed there was that many still growing, but I just kept finding more and more. I guess I will find out if I missed any soon.

I was really surprised that the leeks made it through the two freezes we had. Our winter has been fairly mild this year, but the leeks froze a couple of times. But they looked great when I harvested them. The green onions didn’t fair so well and broke apart when I tried to harvest them. Into the compost they went.

I noticed, one lone head of lettuce that survived the winter and my chives are already sprouting up. We also have a few daffodils in our flower beds. Not much has come to life yet in the garden, but there is a little progress.

We had some great links shared at last week’s Tuesday Garden Party.

Here’s a few links I picked to feature this week.


1. Simple Seed Germination Test from Grow a Good Life
2. How to Grow Sprouts from Grow, Forage, Cook, Ferment
3. Simple Tips for Caring for Your Roses from A Spectacled Owl
4. How to Freeze Spring Onions from Mummy Do It
5. Tea Cup Bird Feeder from My Mommy World

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  1. Thank you so much for featuring my Simple Tips for Caring for Your Roses post! I have to say that your snow pictures are SO beautiful. I have lived in Southern CA my whole life and have only seen snow once. I know that I probably wouldn't do well to live in it all the time but I just love looking at it!
  2. Thank you so much for featuring my How to freeze spring onions post! It's lovely to know that someone that's fairly new to gardening and preserving/storing food and lives on the other side of the world can be a part of the garden party! I look forward to contributing again, and getting ideas from others.

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