Gosh I love Spring. Temps in the 70s, everything in bloom and green. The promise of new life, new gardening. Here's a picture of the twins on Easter, waiting to make s'mores out of Peeps.
After the suggestion of one of my blog readers (who are always teaching me wonderful things, and giving me new ideas), I canned the butternut squash I had left from last fall, before it could start to go bad. When canning squash, you have to cube it, and you must use a pressure canner. It was a lot of work to peel and cube so much butternut in one go, but now all I have to do is open a jar! I plan to use it a lot in soups or rice bowls. You can see my garden corral in the background of this picture.
Another sign of spring? All the butterflies and bees. On a recent run, I discovered this rather unusual moth. I don't carry a camera or phone when I run on our trails, so I went back and found it later. I loved it's creamy yellow coloring and brown stripe. According to google, this seems to be a swallowtail moth.
Readers, what are the small things delighting you this spring?