Gardening – Weather Delay! : Herb Direct Seed & Lettuce Transplant

Enter the first full week of spring 2023. Our garden plans? Transplant lettuce to the hoop house and direct seed a few herbs in the new herb beds we prepared last fall. Mother Nature says; “Not so fast Skippy.”…we wake up Saturday morning to see 6″ of snow on the ground and another 4” yetContinue reading “Gardening – Weather Delay! : Herb Direct Seed & Lettuce Transplant”

Gardening – Come On Spring!

Indoor gardening. We have a few seed starts. Onions were first in mid January for transplanting outside in early April. Spinach next which will go into a hoop house in early to mid April. Four types of lettuce that will be scattered into several beds when they all thaw out. (Or unthaw as the localsContinue reading “Gardening – Come On Spring!”

Gardening – Beaver Dam Peppers: Who Needs Seeds? We’ve Got ‘Em

The Beaver Dam Pepper. What is it? Why would one want to grow this variety? We were introduced to the pepper by Tim Csiacsek (pronounced Chee Check) who is a decedent of the family who brought these peppers from Hungary to Beaver Dam, WI in the early 1900s. We met Tim while buying products forContinue reading “Gardening – Beaver Dam Peppers: Who Needs Seeds? We’ve Got ‘Em”

Gardening – Cabbage from Seed to Germination in 3 Days

Zone 5A March Seedling Starts – last Sunday we started one tray of cabbage. 18 total cells 3.5″ deep. We chose the deeper cells because we want to transfer them only once, from seed tray to container. 9 each All Season Cabbage and 9 each Golden Acre Cabbage. We were pleased to see seedlings germinatedContinue reading “Gardening – Cabbage from Seed to Germination in 3 Days”

Gardening – Leafy Greens: A Great Start

We began our 2023 outdoor garden in late January…indoors. 18 cells of spinach started on January 29. Only 15 cells germinated, but there are multiple spinach plants in several cells. We Started them in 3.5″ deep seed starter trays. Spinach does not like to be transplanted too often, so they will go directly from seedlingContinue reading “Gardening – Leafy Greens: A Great Start”

Entertainment – Generations: Next Up

We had the pleasure of listening to some our talented youth a few weekends ago at the Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s Fine Arts Center during the annual meeting. We also had the pleasure of working with two of the young entertainers in past performances when each was much younger. They are Mylana Lunde andContinue reading “Entertainment – Generations: Next Up”

Traditions – Lent: There’s Meat and Then There’s Meat

The season of lent is upon us. It began with Ash Wednesday on February 22 and will conclude on Easter Sunday April 9. For many Christians it begins the seasonal tradition of sacrifice. Emulating the sacrifice of Jesus’ life for our sins. There are many ways that Christians choose to make their Lenten sacrifice, butContinue reading “Traditions – Lent: There’s Meat and Then There’s Meat”

Travel – The Big Apple Day 5: The Met, Central Park and Mike Birbiglia

Day 5, our final day in NYC. The day begins with a bus ride uptown to The Met. Lunch from a food truck on the steps of The Met with the pigeons, a stroll through Central Park, an evening of stand up comedy with Mike Birbiglia at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center andContinue reading “Travel – The Big Apple Day 5: The Met, Central Park and Mike Birbiglia”

Gardening – 95% Discount: Alfalfa Sprouts

Dr’s recommendation: more plants (forks) and less meat (knives). Our cholesterol is out of hand… Finding fresh produce is difficult this time of year, so we try to grow as much of it as we can…indoors. We are growing round after round of micro greens (beans and pea shoots) plus sprouts (alfalfa and cabbage) toContinue reading “Gardening – 95% Discount: Alfalfa Sprouts”