Barefoot In March
It has been a real treat to have such an early spring. Not only can we be barefoot indoors, but also outdoors.
While Scott made the pancakes I noticed all the green popping out. Here are my tomato seeds that I planted last week. The warm weather has caused them to sprout early.
Walking around our yard I noticed other things growing too. Here is garlic that we planted last fall.
Sprout robot tells you not to start peppers until the end of April. I had talked with a more experienced gardener the day before and she said to start them really early because they take a long time to germinate. I know from last year our peppers didn't become full-grown in time.
Earlier this week my brother Blake came to stay for a few days on his spring break. I was so glad to have him here especially for help with the puzzle. He found so many pieces in the short time he was here.
We decided to go on a bike ride with the weather being so enjoyable. I always buy dried beans and they usually take about an hour to cook. We knew we'd be getting back late so I thought by having the beans cook in the slow cooker they would be ready by the time we got back.
I suggested we head west. I don't go out that way too often and thought it would be a nice change in scenery.
|Parts of the Luce Line Trail are over marshes. These wood bridges can be a bit bumpy.|
After awhile the trail becomes unpaved.
We reached Wayzata and the water was still frozen on Lake Minnetonka creating some pretty chilly winds.
After watching Wayzatans we walked a bit further back towards home and then hoped back our bikes.
On our way back home I was getting hangry. This is the result of getting angry/crabby from not eating. I was running out of energy and getting tired. We stopped at a gas station so I could get an energy bar and a banana.
Scott got a snack of orange soda and a cup of pineapple and grapes.
We've needed some nuts for our garage door for a few months. I picked up the wrong sized ones a couple weeks back, so we stopped at the Home Depot.
After looking for a while I found the right ones.
We mapped out our ride when we got home to see how far we traveled. It turns out it was about 30 miles. To some people who commute everyday on bike this was probably not a big deal, but for us we were pretty proud.
Now the garage door just needs to get a coat of paint.
Luckily today's bread was an easy one that didn't require the whole day to make. This week we had cornbread. I was a little surprised to see a quick bread in the middle of an Artisan bread book.
We were too hungry to wait for dinner so we made nachos made from our wedding leftovers to tie us over for awhile.The cornbread was pretty good. The bacon crumbles on top paired nicely with the semi-sweetened bread.