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Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday



For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
~John 3:16~

Hello dear friends!  Just an update on how my seeds that I started earlier this month are doing.  Here's a picture:
As you can see, they are all growing into beautiful tall plants.  Does it pay to start your own?  Well,  since I save most of my seeds, the only ones I needed to buy were for celery, cauliflower, broccoli and onions for a grand total of less than $16.  And as you can see, I have over 200 beautiful plants growing here.  How many garden plants can you buy for $16?  And what varieties are available?  So yes, it is well worth the effort to start your own plants, even if it means you have to live with an extra table crowding your space. :)


On another note, as you may have noticed, I haven't been about as much as I used to be.  I'm trying to cut back on the time I spend on the computer.  I hope you will understand if I do not comment as often on your blogs  as I did before.  Doesn't mean I don't still appreciate your writing!  I intend to write only once a month from here on out.  Hopefully, the posts will be more interesting and filled with information on thrift for you that way.  So I hope to see you here on May 1st, Lord willing and the creek don't rise!  May you all have a joy-filled and blessed Resurrection  Day!

Hugs
Jane


42 comments:

  1. Hi Jane! Happy Easter to you! I was thinking of how there is more time to spend on the computer/blogs in the winter. I know you are going to be very busy soon planting those plants! Plus you are always busy canning, etc. Your plants look beautiful and healthy! hugs, Andrea

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    1. Hello Andrea! Yes, I spend entirely too much time on the computer in Winter, when the time could be put to better uses. Going through a creative stage right now. Ever since Ran doctored me with the right combination of vitamins, I have so much more energy. If this is how normal people feel every day, life is indeed good! Are you having family for Easter?

      HUgs
      Jane

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    2. Hi! yes it certainly makes a difference when you feel well. You are probably doing a whirlwind of activity now. Just my youngest is home from college and we are visiting my sister here. I'm just trying to encourage my kids to travel here when it is a bit warmer so we can do more. Hugs, Andrea

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    3. Hope you have a nice time with your daughter, Andrea!

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  2. So glad you are feeling better! Your plants look great too! Will look forward to your post on May 1st.
    Have a blessed Easter!
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Hope Sunday is a wonderful one for you, also!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  3. Hi,
    Hope your Easter is wonderful. Glad your energy has returned. Life is good. Looking forward to your monthly update.

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    1. I hope the same for you Sheila! Hope you are enjoying Spring too!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  4. To see those tiny seeds grow into plants is so satisfying, and to know we will reap all the goodies later on, wonderful. Have a joyous Easter, rest, relax, and have famliy time together. Hugs from NZ.

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    1. It is exactly like witnessing a miracle, Jean! In spite of all the news of the day, life here, is good. Hope you enjoy your Easter Sunday and every day!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  5. Happy Easter Jane, Your plants looks so good, I know you will be filling your time with gardening!

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    1. Happy Easter to you too, Vickie! Beautiful day today, isn't it?

      Hugs
      Jane

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  6. Happy Easter, Jane. Glad to hear you are feeling better. Your plants look great! $16 won't buy you many plants over here! I can tell you that, since I've been looking! Hope your days will be filled with much joy and good health.

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    1. Thank you Bless, And happy Sri Lankan New Years! May it be a prosperous one for you.

      Hugs
      Jane

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  7. It's always a bright spot to see that you've posted. Your plants look healthy and happy. We planted corn this evening, and have plans to plant some other things this weekend. Happy Easter, Jane!

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    1. How nice, Laurie! We planted onions today. This Spring is being pretty pokey, but hopefully that means it will be a mild Summer. Hope you have a wonderful Easter!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  8. Joan of Crystalview CottageApril 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM

    Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!! Happy Gardening also!!

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    1. Hello Joan! How are things on the other side of the state? Read we're supposed to have 70 degree weather tomorrow. At last! PLanted onions today and noticed some asparagus starting to emerge, so the garden is on it's way! Hope you have a lovely Easter!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  9. I think many of us feel that being 'online' soaks up time we should spend in other ways. On the other hand, when favorite bloggers fade away or go to social media I miss the posts.
    Spring and summer are busy times for those of us who live in the country or get into serious gardening. Maybe in the fall you'll have more time for blogging.

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    1. You never know, Sharon. I'm hoping that less time at the computer will make for more interesting posts, lately I've had a serious case of writer's block. Hopefully, you never will! LOve reading about your nature observations. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you are my favorite nature writer. Happy Resurrection Day!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  10. Well done on the baby plants. Working on starting a new garden. Lots of sod to dig up, but it is flat land. Thankfully there is a house being built next door so the workers dumped some loose soil on the garden. What a blessing!
    He is Risen!
    Blessings,
    Leslie

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    1. He is Risen, indeed! Amen! It's a lot of work to start a new plot, but so worth the effort of getting all that sod removed,Leslie. We have to make another plot this year, pretty soon our little slightly-less-than-a- 1/2 acre plot of land will be all garden. Joyous Resurrection Day!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  11. Happy Easter Jane.

    I am hoping to start growing some plants from seed this year. At the moment I have some volunteer lettuce plants growing and I am watching their progress with interest.

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    1. Hello Sherri! Happy Easter! One of life's greatest pleasures is nurturing a little seedling into a thriving producing plant. If that isn't the definition of a miracle, I don't know what is!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  12. Happy Easter Jane , your seedlings are looking mighty fine. Pleased you are feeling better and have lots more energy. I am picking up now, but doctor said that it could take up to a month!

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    1. Give yourself time, Sharon. I tell you, after feeling bad for so long, just feeling normal feels miraculous. Now I see how others manage to accomplish so much during the day. Have you been able to get out on your scooter? Hope you are enjoying your Easter!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  13. happy Easter Jane! Hope y'all have a blessed day. I'm just thrilled with my little baby seedlings this spring, they are all about 6 inches high now and ready to go out into the "big world" and into the "real garden". Hard to do...I'm an overprotective seed mommy, ha ha ha LOL But it's time....

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    1. Ha! You do feel rather motherly toward those little plants don't you, Debbi? Hope you enjoy them as much as big plants. At least they don't go through a moody teenage year! Happy Easter!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  14. Happy Easter Jane. Yes do relax and only write when you feel like sharing. Just don't stop blogging.....please. I have never honestly found Any of your post boring. On any of your blogs I have known. It is totally your blog and when you write you write and when you don't.....well, you don't! I am just happy to see a post and know you are ok. Then I read them and enjoy them and
    get inspired. Yes..you tend to do that to me! I am a bit worried though. If you get so much done when you are worn out.... how much can you do now that you are A-ok? LOL Super Jane!!!!
    J/Jody

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    1. Hi Jody! My intention all along was to just write a monthly post so, but I got carried away. Ha! I've learned my lesson on quitting blogging, so I will never say never again. Hope you are enjoying this fine Sunday!

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      Jane

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  15. Happy Easter, Jane! I understand the desire to push away from the computer as the world warms up--there are so many other things that need one's attention. It will be good to spend more time outside than inside once again.
    But whenever you care to post, I will always grab a cup of coffee and come here to savor your words (you are a terrific writer!) and the ensuing conversation from your readership.
    Hugs, Sue

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    1. Awww! Thank you Sue! Hopefully as it warms up, I'll have something to write about. Winter is a very long season here. I would like to post a question and just have the readers respond to it, they all are such wonderful thoughtful people, I think it would be interesting just to read the comments. We really are like a community here. Hope you are having a peaceful Easter Sunday!

      HUgs
      Jane

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  16. Your little plants are looking great! I can't wait until I am in a position to grow my own starts again. For now, I've got a few things direct-seeded into the garden and a few are up. That's a relief, since it started pouring rain right after I got them in and I was concerned they had rotted. I did plant 6 cabbages and 6 broccolis from the farm store, along with some little onion plants.

    Now, I'm hoping for a break in the weather so it will dry out enough to weed!
    Have a great week.

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    1. I'm hoping it will dry out here, too, Becky. Need to get my cauliflower and broccoli in. Planted a plot of onions, but that's about it. We are having a typical Michigan Spring, temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s, so it's too early for most things. Seeing all you and other bloggers are doing is really making me antsy to start! Happy gardening!

      HUgs
      Jane

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  17. Summer gets kind of crazy, so I can totally understand cutting back to once a month.
    Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

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    1. Hoping the same for you! Can't wait to see what you sew next. You're inspiring me to sew more. Thank you!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  18. YOur plants are looking so healthy! I still need to get with it and get my seeds planted here too. Hopefully now that things have settled down I can get to that.

    I do understand about not posting as much. As the weather gets warmer, I tend to spend more time outside and less time on the computer. Life also seems to get busier with our family this time of year and a lot of my time is joyfully spent with the grandkids! ;) Be blessed my friend!

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    1. You have a lot on your plate at the moment, Debbie. Glad some of it is happy things. Can't wait to read that baby Steven has arrived.

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      Jane

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  19. Dear Jane,

    Your little green babies are getting ready for the garden! The ones we started in our little hoophouse and getting quite big, as well. I would love to take them with us when we move, instead of selling them! We are having to be patient waiting to move, until Ken finds a job in the area (we were not aware of that rule before, and had planned on his staying here until he could transfer!). Onward and upward!

    Love,

    Marqueta

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    1. Praying that it all works out, Marqueta. You've been so patient waiting for your farm. Can't wait for the day I can send you some New Dawn roses to plant in your permanent home! I know that "if wishes were horses, all men would ride", but I truly wish that you will soon be writing a post telling us that you have moved and your farm is all you ever dreamed.

      HUgs
      Jane

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  20. Hi Jane! Your tomato plants look wonderful. I can't wait for real tomatoes. It's soooo tempting to just buy a big two foot high plant to hurry the process, but that would just kill the joy of raising them wouldn't it.

    We went on a lil trip, then I was sick, sick, sick by the time we got home, but I'm fine now. That usually happens when we go places. I should prolly just stay home.
    Have a great week.
    Toni

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    1. Hi Toni! Glad you are feeling better. That's the story of my life. Always get sick when I travel, plus no place is as good as I imagined it. Travel brochures make every place look like Shangri La. Ha! In spite of the sickness I hope you had a good time!

      Hugs
      Jane

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