February 18, 2009

A little bit of everything...

Winter weather started with a roar this past year. We were hit with both cold and snow early on. However, lately the weather has been mild and the landscape was getting to be a bit grey. This morning's snow was perfect for perking things up. It would have been great for building a snowman or a snowball fight but I settled for getting out and taking pictures.

I have checked over my seed starting supplies and inventory of perennials that will arrive in a couple months. I can't think of a variety I need but that probably won't keep me from ordering something else. I am especially eager to try growing strawberries and to grow another variety of raspberries this year. The black currants should be producing well for the first time. I would love to see some elderberries but that might be too much to ask for. Hopefully we will soon be growing enough fruit for wine and fresh eating. Speaking of wine, what do you do when you are given over 10 pounds of ripe bananas? Yes, banana wine of course. We started it yesterday and the aroma is wonderful. I just added the yeast. It is always fun to see the fermentation start which should happen in a day or so. So what does one serve banana wine with?


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love the red barn showing in the white fluffy snow. Very pretty.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Lovely snow pictures! Like you I am itching to start some seeds, love the asparagus picture against the blue sky.

TSOTE said...

Nice photos. Good work.

Banana wine must be served against something that offsets or complements the cloying sweetness. This would either be a selection of sharp cheeses, a fresh fruit tray, or peanut butter sandwiches.

Do NOT make the mistake of serving it with banana creme pie, or you will get so sick of bananas that you won't be able to finish the bottle. (And then you'll be forced to give all the leftovers to me to finish.)

Connie said...

More snow? I'm glad at your house and not mine, ha. Our snow is gone except for some tiny little patches and the temps have been warming up and the sun has been shining and the days are getting longer. Yippee!!

As for the banana wine, I have no idea what would go with it. I don't like bananas, so it wouldn't go over so well with me, ha.

Is that lovely red shed yours?

Chris said...

The little red shed is on our neighbors side but makes for a nice view from our yard. We will probably get a few more snowfalls before the winter ends. At least it looks nice and usually melts quickly this time of year.

Sue Swift said...

We've had lots of snow here too this year - roll on spring!

Banaa wine with icecream, I'd say.

Catherine said...

Beautiful blog Ruby~my first visit here has been wonderful!
Lovely captures..have me dreaming of spring even more though!
I too am ready to get my hands dirty, & start some seeds!!

Thanks for visiting!