Thursday, April 28, 2016


It's been pretty cold and gloomy around here lately.
But I'm feeling warm, contented, and happy.
Our little gardens are freshly tilled (waiting for warmth).
There are blooms now in our strawberry bins.
Hooray for backyard strawberries!
I have a large pot of homemade beef stew (my first ever (yes, I've made goose stew but I've never made beef stew)) bubbling away on the stove right now.
Tomorrow is Friday, which means the weekend is fast approaching.
No matter the rain and the cold and the gloom,
we've a lot to be happy about and much to look forward to.

Strawberries: April 28, 2016


  1. I love rain, but even I'm getting tired of it all week. It hasn't stopped since it started over night Saturday. MMM stew. Do you have biscuits for it too? I'll be right over.

    1. Out weather is a lot like yours. We've had rain mostly all week too.

      The stew turned out so much better than I'd hoped but I did not make biscuits. I had just made some a day ago and a few days before that as well (they've all been eaten) and I thought I should skip making a third batch in one week :) I kind of love biscuits!

  2. Incredible about the strawberries! They look gorgeous. It's been too cold for such progress by us.

    1. These strawberries are SO hardy! I'm so surprised to see blooms on them already. We had a short heat spell but it's been pretty cold here too.