An excerpt from my Gardening Journal:
“Okay, so I have to tell you the story behind yesterday’s trip to the nursery.
“It took three hours, a headache and a half, several cashiers, a trip to go help a friend who got locked out of her car, a change of plans, another change of plans, a rented truck, a helpful neighbor, a trip back for lots more soil, and hour of massage with Arnica gel, and a hot bath to get our garden boxes ready.
“We now have four 4′ x 6′ Square Foot garden boxes filled six inches deep with potsoil and gardening soil.
“We started 72 seed pods in a tiny tabletop greenhouse.
“We planted six pots of herbs. We got a lot fo what we wanted, but not all. We forgot to label the seed pods, so we’ll have potluck gardens. We’ll have surprise harvests!
“After my initial discouragement at not ending up more organized, I found the funny side. It’s just life.
“I’m hoping the kids can put out a table of our harvests and make some money. There aren’t any fresh veggie stands around. It could be fun!
“I’m reading through Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. They purposed to live off only what was grown locally. So I’m sure to find a few chuckles and a seed pot-full of inspiration there.
“For now, our work is to bring the plants in at night
“and put them out during the day.
“And water them as needed. It will be annoying, I’m sure.
“But we’re all working together. We’ll be a stronger family because of it, I know.”