Oh How I love Spring and my Garden!
Spring in the Maine North Woods is often referred to as “Mud Season”! The whole yard gets real spongy this time of year and a wrong step here or there in the fields can deposit you in muck right up to your ankles. I made a misstep in the yard with the Jeep by being lazy when taking a bag of grain to the chicken house. Bill hasn’t stopped complaining yet about the ruts I made in the grass. But on the positive side, I did see a robin this week which definitely says Spring to me! While I wait for the ground to firm up so I can work in my garden, I guess I can start the spring cleaning…ugh!
This winter I collaborated with some blogging friends creating a E-book called “From Farm to Table”. Each of us took a month and wrote a chapter about a crop that we grow in our garden during that month,with gardening tips and a recipe for that crop. My month was October and I did Pumpkins with my recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Risotto. There is some great spring garden info with chapters on Seed Starting and growing colder crops like rhubarb, cabbage, and broccoli. Great info in it and it’s free, so if you would like a free copy, just follow this link and then click on the picture of the book. It will allow you to download your free PDF file.
After Easter Sunday, I had to change out my printable subway art and put something new in the frame so I created “Spring Printable”. I have lots of bird feeders and bird houses around the garden because the birds help with the garden pest control. If you would like a copy to print out, it’s free just click on the printable’s image below.
Hope things are warming in your area, and that you can get outside and enjoy the spring sunshine!
Thats a really adorable printable. So cool you did an ebook too. I downloaded it and recognize a blogger or two in your group. I’ll enjoy reading that!
Thanks so much for linking up at #Purebloglove link party! The party begins every Thursday at 8 p.m. and runs through the week end. I’m hosting over at http://www.homemadefoodjunkie.com. We love to see you there!
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I need a cute spring printable, thanks so much!!
That pumpkin risotto looks delicious! I am going to have to check out that E-book! I work in the agriculture industry and this looks right up my alley! What a fun theme! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!
I love the cute printable!
Karren Haller says
I wish I had a place for a good garden gain, sadly I have to use containers and in the desert my plants struggle:( Your pumpkin risotto looks wonderful!!
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Have a wonderful week.
Thanks for sharing your printable on Merry Monday Linky Party.
We keep seeing little bits and piece of Spring here in Ohio, so I’m with you…so ready! 🙂
Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!
Susie @Bowdabra says
Thanks for linking up an awesome project! Stop by again next week and link up some cool stuff!
Have a great week!
Diana Rambles says
That risotto looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this at my Pin Me Party!
Jann Olson says
I too love Spring and working in my garden is therapy. I love being outdoors. We have had beautiful Spring weather, but today woke up to snow. Yup, Springtime in UT is like that. Your book sounds so informative and the risotto looks yummy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
So cute! And thanks for the free printable! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.
It’s just turned Autumn here so gradually getting your cool nights. Thanks for linking up with Eat. Pray. Love 🙂
Oh how yummy and thank you for the printable.
Look forward to seeing you on Motivational Monday again :O)
Peggy-PJH Designs says
Your recipe looks great and presented so prettily and I love your printable. So cute. Thanks so much for linking up this week at Transformed Tuesday.
I can’t wait to try your risotto recipe. I just wish I had a dish of it tonight! Thank you for the printable, too. So springy!
Laurie Kazmierczak says
While the risotto may be easy, I’m not sure I want it with pumpkin flavors♫ Happy Week-end! My ORGIF: http://lmkazmierczak.blogspot.com/2013/04/utf-unable-to-forward.html
Sheryl T says
Then try it without the pumpkin, or try the creamy mushroom risotto – https://www.wildernesswife.com/slow-cooker-risottto-recipe/
[email protected] says
This risotto sounds wonderful! Featuring you tonight 🙂
Come by around 8!
[email protected] says
that pumpkin risotto looks so so good! and super cute printable – thanks!
Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch says
This looks adorable!! I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party and GIVEAWAY. Going on until Sunday. Hope to see you there and spread the word!! Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch
Maria @ LSS says
The pumpkin risotto made my mouth water. Thanks for joining us at OYGIF. Kindly put a link of the meme here. 🙂
Love the art! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!
Sinea Pies says
This pumpkin risotto looks amazing!
[email protected] A Blast says
The Risotto looks great! Thank you for linking this free printable to our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party 🙂
Grandma Kc says
Your subway art has me inspired! I have been on the look out for some used frames to recycle! Thanks!
Hi Sheryl, I like your blog ( and your creamy Pumpkin risotto).I am nominating you for the Liebster award!! Come over and check what’s about 🙂 http://prettyelements.blogspot.com.es/2013/04/liebster-award-nomination.html
Pumpkin risotto? That sounds amazing! What a fun idea! Thank you so much for the Spring Fever printable. It will go with some new bright stuff that I bought for my living room. I can’t wait to print it out and frame it!
Meanwhile, you should do a tutorial on how you did it. I did a kitchen cleaning list printable and a kid’s chore chart printable, but I still can’t figure some things out about it!
Thanks so much for linking up to the “Making Your Home Sing Monday” linky party today! 🙂
Vicki Valenta says
I love pumpkin everything; pumpkin risotto looks delicious.
It’s already in the 90s here in South Texas. It’s going to be a long, hot summer.
So cute! 🙂
Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!
[email protected] Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says
Oh we all have Spring Fever! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!
Thank you for the free pdfs.
I would love for you to link this really useful post to my Spring Carnival please.
Sheryl T says
I will do that. Thanks for the invitation!
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
We have spring fever, too! I’ll check out the ebook; it sounds great.
Thanks for linking up to Motivation Monday!
I love your printable idea! I have a digital program called My Digital Studio and will make a free printable for my blog followers too!
Really looking forward to reading more about gardening in Maine. I can’t live in New England (I’m in New Jersey, so it’s close but not quite!), but I can enjoy it vicariously through blogs like yours (and reruns of Newhart).
What a great tip to have the birdhouses around for pest control! I’m visiting today from the Raising Imperfection hop and I can’t wait for warm weather either!
Lynn H says
Your recipe for Creamy Pumpkin Risotto looks wonderful~ Can’t wait to try it~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines