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Egg Shell Planters

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This post has been a few weeks in the making, but I am finally sharing it with you  🙂 Mom saw this idea of egg shell planters on another blog, and I couldn’t wait to try it this spring!

To make the egg planters, I cut the tops off raw eggs and poured the eggs into a mixing bowl. (We made scrambled eggs that night for supper) Then I boiled the eggshells  to sanitize them, dried them off, and set them aside until I was ready to plant.

I was so excited to plant seeds! The first ones that I wanted to plant were green and white onions. When I took the carton of eggshells outside to fill them with soil, General thought the eggshells were treats for him 😉 He made sure they all got slobbered on!

I used a nail to make a drainage whole in the bottom of each shell before filling it with dirt and a few seeds. The onion seeds took only a few days to sprout, and they are growing very fast. I think I will have to transplant them into other containers, since we have about two more months until we can actually plant outside.

The eggshell planters were so fun to make, and I will definitely make more to plant zinnias in.

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Elisabeth

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March Snowstorm

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“No, thank you, I prefer to have my breakfast as usual- in my house.” Moses meowed.

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The snowstorm that hit the midwest moved in over our farm last night.  The snow is still coming down, and blowing too, so it is hard to tell how much snow we have actually gotten. Maybe 6-8 inches though. As usual, we have a very tall drift in front of the garage; I think we’ll wait to shovel it out until Dad gets home from work 🙂

We had plans today for getting together with a friend this afternoon to plant vegetable seeds and re-watch Iditarod videos, but because of the snow, that has been canceled 😥   Instead, we will work on schoolwork, and maybe I’ll finally get a chance to make a rhubarb pie!

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Elisabeth

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St. Patrick’s Day Cake and Spinach Frosting

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I always get excited about a holiday the day it is here.  Although this week I knew I wanted to make something for St. Patrick’s  Day, I didn’t decide what to make until yesterday afternoon 🙂 I made a white cake from our cookbook, and the spinach frosting I found on Pinterest, of course!  The spinach juice was really easy to make, but I used our own cream cheese frosting recipe instead of using Sally’s. You know how it is, everyone has their frosting recipe!

I did add too much spinach juice to the frosting, so it turned out to be a glaze. You really can’t tell that there is spinach in the frosting, and it makes such a pretty green color.

 

Dinette Cake

2 ½ cups flour

2 cups sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 ½ cups milk

2/3 cup shortening

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

In large mixing bowl, blend all ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes high speed. Pour into greased and floured 13”x 9” pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 350º or until tests done.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

1 Tablespoon soft butter

2-3 Tablespoons of spinach juice

2 cups powdered sugar

Combine cream cheese, and 2 tablespoons of juice.  Mix well; stir in powdered sugar and add extra juice if necessary.

 

The spring chevron napkins used in this photoshoot are available on our Etsy shop, the Country Bluebird!

 

Thank you for visiting A Homespun Country Life!

~Elisabeth