I belong to the Arbor Day Foundation and just received a notice that I could get hazelnut trees/bushes from them. That sounded like a great thing.
I hit the internet to see if they would survive up here, were easy to grow and didn't require a bunch of care. Then, what were their downfalls. Did they make a mess, were they poisonous to kids and animals and did it take FOREVER to get nuts to eat? I was getting more excited about them as they seemed like perfect plants to get. Then, a neighbor said he thought they were illegal in Arizona? What?!
So, I asked the Arbor Day people and yes, they can't send them here. Depression. Deflated. Down in the dumps. WHY?! I haven't found the reason for that designation... yet. But I WILL.
Out doing work in the garden and still falling all over the place. I guess me and snow are not meant to be, at least when it's over 2 feet. Steve has helped by digging some of it out and making access better, but I still fight my way everywhere.
The snow on the coop and shed is slowly sliding off so I need to keep looking up so as not be surprised by a bunch down my jacket.
The wind is something, too. The snow slide on the east side of the coop cover is elegant. The icicles it's made are beautiful but I don't think they'll be here tomorrow.
(Heidi, stop reading)
Got a chicken ready for the Crock Pot. It'd been thawing overnight and today it is the center of our meal. Here, it's drying off so I can coat it in butter and spices. After tucking it into the pot (on a ring of foil) for 6 hours...