Little Mama On The Prairie

A life and weight-loss journey.

Enough Winter

on March 11, 2013

Back in the fall, I did something I never should have. I read The Long Winter from The Little House on the Prairie series. In 4 days, it will be 5 months since our first major snow fall here in Saskatchewan and the ground has been white ever since. Five stinkin’ months of winter. At this point, I guess we may as well make it one more month and go for a full half-year. Not. I am starting to get antsy for winter to end. Easter, after all, is in just 3 weeks and it needs to be warm and dry enough for us to hide chocolate for the kids’ egg hunt. It NEEDS to be. I have not yet had a snowy Easter since living in Saskatchewan, I’d prefer not to start now. Besides, all the cold and snow is making me feel like sleeping all day, every day. Maybe if the world outside would wake up a little, I’d have an easier time of it too.

Winter Wonderland

Our backyard this winter. The snow has completely buried the swing seats, and is approximately waist deep over this entire area. Just imagine all the fun my kids can have in the mud when it melts…or not. That white building is our smokehouse where we smoke our homemade sausage on pig butchering day each November.

Did I tell you I got a package full of seeds for my garden in the mail the other day? I did. I want to plant them. Now. Planting is my favourite part of gardening. After that, I’ve had my fill of gardening for the year but unfortunately, that’s when the real work starts. Assuming we get a Spring and Summer before the next winter hits this year anyway. I wonder if peas would grow if you just planted them in snow?

Anyway, there’s your peek into my thoughts this Monday morning. I am on track, working hard at losing some poundage and hope to give you a good report on Saturday. I’ll leave you with a photo of my lush green garden (or about half of it) from last summer. Anyone want to come help weed in a few months?

This was early last summer, before everything was up and full and bushy.  This photo shows maybe a little over half of my garden.

This was early last summer, before everything was up and full and bushy. This photo shows maybe a little over half of my garden.


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