Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The weekend is here!

So Im trying to plan a garden. I have some left over seeds from last year (radish, green onion, and an unopend packet of lettuce) plus seeds that I saved from some green peppers. But I really need to sit down and plot out what else to get and stuggle with the fact that I might have to buy them from Walmart (shudders) or maybe Rural King instead of the seed catalogs. Does this make me bad?? The farmers market is suppose to start up the first weekend of April but Im not sure if I will be able to afford a lot of live plants. I can't keep a rosemary plant alive lately it seems and there are just some things Im going to need at the house ASAP. Im a little frustrated. I've never canned anything in my life. Haven't gotten to use my dehydrator either but Im a pretty decent freezer LOL :) I worry that I'll not plant enough or that I'll plant too much and be overwhelmed. Im really worried that I'll sicken or kill everyone with my canning attempts. Everyone starting out goes through this right??!

Also, I've come to the conclusion that bread baking...for the moment...is not something that Im going to persue at this time. I'm not suppose to have it during my 1st phase of South Beach and Bill isn't a big fan of bread either. Really, I'm going to try to focus on the gardening and tackling things like canning and dehydrating and of course, the chickens. Then of course there is the frugal and thrifty living that we want to do so that we can not worry so much about money and bills and enjoy life. I realized that I keep trying to fit everything in and Im giving myself a migraine. So Im prioritizing and once certain things are tackled I will move on to things like bread.


Kathie said...

Everyone who is new to canning, worries, I think. If you need help, contact me. I'm experienced in that my grandma's taught me and now I teach classes locally. I'm happy to be a resource if you need it. Gardening really is trial and error - some years certain things do really well and the next they fail. Just take it one step at a time and do what you can - you'll get the hang of it! Good luck!

Valerie said...

Canning is a lot of work but it is so worth it. I love to freeze too because it is easy. But there is something about looking at those jars. I am suppose to get my garden plowed tomoorow if it doesn't rain. I am very excited.