Thursday, January 29, 2009

Pump n' Seal & Other Stuff

Yesterday the Pump & Seal came that I ordered.

I've been trying to decide whether to get a seal-a-meal type preserver. The thought of something else on the counter just didn't appeal to me. So after a little research Pump n' Seal won out. We needed something to help us keep stored food longer. I'll be trying it in the next week or so & let you know how well it works. It even comes with a video (which they show on their website) on how to use it.

Went to my first therapy session of the year yesterday. It was frustrating as usual but I am glad to be back into it. Seems as if I am still at the same place I was when I started, but I have hope for a change.

When I got home yesterday afternoon, I turned on the TV expecting to see no cable. Well, we still have some stations & some are gone. Very strange. Thought every station would be gone. We still have the digital box (which I need to return) so some signal is coming through. Maybe I'll wait & see if they miss it! I was kind of looking forward to no TV though. We alway have so much to do but end up some time during the evening watching TV. It seems a waste. It like a vacuum that sucks you in. Sitting there glassy eyed, staring at the screen. Books & making plans for the farm is so much more interesting.

Started some seeds from last years garden last week to see if they are viable and they are popping out now.

These are Dickenson pumkin seeds.

These are garlic seeds from the flowers of the cloves that came up last year.

These are radish seeds.

These are lettuce seeds.

This is a sweet potato I started. Want to try it for the garden this year.

I really need a taste of spring. I'm going to plant all these in starter mix & harvest the leaves of the radish & lettuce plants. I bought some wheat berries at the food coop last week that I'm going to start for wheat grass. If you take a shot of wheatgrass or just chew it, you won't need that cup of coffee in the morning.

I'm dreaming of spring...


mmpaints said...

I look forward to your review, never know when something like that would come in handy! So far I've resisted the urge to start any seed for the spring planting. Still too early here in Illinois and the kittens would only destroy them all anyway. Hang in there, spring's coming!

Barb and Steve said...

I decided to test my seeds for planting at a later time. Gives me time to order some if I need to. So far the cilantro seeds haven't sprouted. Maybe they take longer..

fullfreezer said...

That looks interesting. I look forward to hearing what you think about it.
I also can't wait until spring to get my hands dirty.

Peggy said...

Thank you for your soap order and for leaving my your blog addy. I am so loving reading about your life!!

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Peggy. Can't wait to get the soap. I'll let everyone know next week about the Pump n' Seal.