Yesterday was wet and gloomy, ending with tremendous thunder and lightning storms that lasted all night. This morning I woke up to birds singing, frogs in the pond and Sunshine
Schools are already being cancelled for tomorrow because another foot of snow is supposedly on its way! Milk sold out today at the grocery store but they have plenty of cactus seeds.
May 31 is the date here when we are deemed safe from frosts. I save all plastic containers that can be used to start seeds indoors. A large, screw in hook is a handy device to create drainage holes. It easily makes a hole in thick or thin containers without cracking the plastic. It’s too early to start seeds for my garden but I thought it would be fun to try sprouting some cactus. (cactusses?, cacti?)
There’s been a lot of cold and flu remedies, natural antibiotic and ‘master tonic’ recipes floating around on the internet. I’m not sure I would subscribe to those claims but the ingredients looked interesting so I made a quick vinegar tincture with garlic, ginger, horseradish and a little bit of hot pepper. That combination will surely open the sinuses but I’m thinking a couple spoonfuls would give a good punch to a smoothie, dipping sauce or salad dressing.
I think our dog Harvey might be feeling a little depressed over getting another snowstorm.