Thursday, April 26, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers, Yada Yada Yada

The last 5 days have basically followed this weather pattern: wake up, cloudy.  Lunchtime, sunny. Just when I run outside to work in the garden, clouds again and rain.  Yes, I know April showers bring May flowers, but to be honest, I want to be out in my yard working!

Ok, so what that 10 days ago, when I was watering a bare spot in the lawn it was so dry, it literally bounced off the ground.   So what that 15 days ago when I went on a little vaca with my family a friend came over to water the garden because it probably would have died from drought if she hadn't.

I am just kidding. I am not really that callous, but, I am ready and eager to be growing food this year like never before. 

I have reflected back on where I was one year ago.  I was just getting over a seriously bad reaction to a new medication I had started.  I had 10 days or so of debilitating nausea, and fatigue.  I was so pitiful, I couldn't even garden, I just sat out there in the middle of my garden in a chair.  And that's when I was feeling better!

I am so glad to have the energy and health that I have right now, I want to use it! 

The garden is actually coming along.  I am persevering with some things that in the past I would have given up on.  Cabbage for example.  It seems that cabbage takes a really l-o-n-g time to grow from seed.  I am definitely feel a little impatient, but I put in 4 today, regardless.  Then I went to Lowe's and looked at the cabbage they were selling.  That was a mistake. It was like 12 inches tall, haha.

As you know, we have planted fruit trees, 3 apple and 1 plum.  Maybe we might even get an apple or two this fall? I also went out and got new strawberry plants to add to the dwindling plants I have had for about 3 years.  You need to do that every once in a while. ;)

So, because I have so much going on here on the "homestead" I am excited to see it "bear fruit."

Do you every get frustrated with Mother Nature?  Do you ever feel impatient with your garden?

Let me know in the comments!


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