Around here, Spring and Fall are a big deal. Spring is the time for Spring Cleaning and recovering from the cold winter months when no one feels like doing much of anything except trying to stay warm.
The cleaning inside has been in full swing for a couple of weeks already. Easter, which our family still celebrates because of Squishy, is next Sunday, so now the crunch to get the outside ready has begun in earnest.
We already have a cook-out planned, which is pretty much a tradition. Easter is usually our first “true” cookout of the year. Squishy did a good job last year hunting eggs for the first time with minimal assistance, so we’re hoping that this year she’ll be even more independent with it.
Squishy did a good job last year hunting eggs for the first time with minimal assistance, so we’re hoping that this year she’ll be even more independent with it.
Notice the red cheeks? Yeah, she’s like her GiGi when it comes to being outside in the heat. We’re not a heat-resistant bunch, so I’m hoping it’s not quite as hot this year as it was last year.
Of course, we’ll have a dinner for Ostara more around the 19th, but that’s usually a smaller affair and a good excuse to cook some of my favorites like ham and deviled eggs. For Easter, we’ll be grilling steaks that my Dad has generously offered to provide.
For Easter, we’ll be grilling steaks that my Dad has generously offered to provide along with my homemade baked beans and potato salad.
I’m itching to start planting things and buying plants for the porch. I haven’t really felt capable of caring for plants since the accident and this will be the first year that I’ve really thought seriously about replacing all the things that died while I was recovering.
Sage, rosemary, and lavender are all on my list of things I want to grow. I’m thinking of drying the sage and rosemary to make smudge wands and the lavender will help keep the mosquitoes off the porch some.
What kinds of things do you do in the Spring and how does your family celebrate Easter/Ostara? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!