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>> Thursday, January 6, 2011

Winter days can make you think of solitude and hibernation but sometimes here on the homestead means different type of jobs. For about a month there is seed cleaning and packaging for the small seed business. My MIL and her house hold harvest and clean the seeds then we all start packaging them. These are the times I am so very thankful I have trained(ing) the boys to wash the dishes and that has freed up Handsome and I to focus on the seeds. I am the label cutter, sticks the labels , marks the year and germination rate on and then hubby fills them with seeds. In about a week or two life will be back to normal and another year will be done. Hubby( the gardener) is already dreaming of what he wants to grow in the garden and I ( the one who would run from gardening) have caught myself doing a bit of the same. *grin*

Red Mountain Spinach and Broad Leaf Mustard Greens


Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 8:30 AM  

That does sound like something that would keep you all busy. Glad it's almost done for you. :)


Tina January 6, 2011 at 8:30 AM  

Mary your seed business is awesome! A lovely reminder that all things start small like the mustard seed...I need mustard seed faith at this moment.
Please pray for my 16yo daughter. Without all the details...the doctors discovered two areas of her brain that might have a bone growth or something on it...she sees a specialist on monday and is being scheduled for an MRI. She has been exhibiting headaches for quite a while, tiredness, a change in eye glass perscription ( in a three month period,) and recently a lot of pain.

Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 8:44 AM  

Beautiful picture! I love winter to be able to do different projects. Enjoy working with those seeds of His creation.

Jenn4him January 6, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

Look at all those seeds! Wonderful legacy to pass to the boys too. Maybe one day they will take over completely?

Anonymous January 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM  

What a wonderful business you have dear friend.

Question: where do you sell your seeds? Online or do you go to a Farmer's Market?

Be blessed dear one,

Maria -a housewife:)

Illinois Lori January 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Hi Mary...PTL you have this! Have you read what is happening here in the States? It's scary as all get-out...

I'm going to grow produce at Christine's house this summer, Lord willing! We're working out the details. I'm so excited!

Canadagirl January 6, 2011 at 11:56 AM  


We sell our seeds through local stores, seedy sales and markets. But we are open to mail them. I am not sure if there are any limits crossing the border.


I don't know if the boys will take it on. We are seeing if things will carry on with us still. [0=


For sure I will pray ! Keep me posted please.


Neat O on you gardening at Christine's and thank you so much for the article. I will be reading it today.

Blessings and ((HUGS))

Dawn January 6, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

I think the seed business sounds wonderful. I hope it all goes peacefully.

Katia January 6, 2011 at 3:08 PM  

What a wonderful blessings to do during the winter months. My biggest dream is have a huge flower garden and sell my flowers in a farmer's market. I can see my self doing the same thing every winter. I am trying to hibernate too.

Christine January 6, 2011 at 3:18 PM  

Mary, I'm learning so much, and realizing there is so much I don't know! I think it's amazing what you are doing with the seeds. You live a fascinating life way up north! (Can I come visit??)


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