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Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Are you getting ready?

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved being in the garden. Gardens mean LIFE. Gardens mean that I spend time outside in the sunshine, rain, dirt, and plants. My grandparents have always had a beautiful garden full of the yummiest things. Corn on the cob, fresh raspberries, green apples with salt, rhubarb, beans to snap and pickle into dilly-beans. Also even though I moved a bunch as a child (around 21 times) We have almost always had a garden. But, they are soooo time consuming. I got started today. The plot we have for my garden is rather large and last year I planted way too much. It was a shorter summer (meaning it frosted late)and many of my vine plants did not survive. This year I plan on minimizing and making it quality over quantity. I might even leave half of the garden empty to just maintain. I added two huge garbage cans full of sawdust, it still wasn't enough.

Also have you started your spring cleaning???? I made my list yesterday and I am not sure if I will be done until next spring... One day at a time right! Good luck to you if you have started or have a huge list like me...

4 comments:

Kristine said...

Don't even talk to me about spring cleaning. Ugh! My house hasn't had a good top to bottom clean since Katie was born.

I love gardening as well, but I'm a huge wimp with bugs. Gardening minus the bugs is my idea of the outdoors. :)

Kingsford Family said...

You are my idol. Spring Cleaning AND gardening, WOW! Don't have time for both so I'm leaving the gardening to my hubby. :) Where do you get all your energy anyway? Send some my way if you have any left over!

Cynthia said...

You should really check out the Square Foot Gardening method. It's all about maximum crops in minimum space- generally utilizing raised beds.

I used to sit on the board of their charitable foundation so I still have extra copies of the book. I'd be happy to bring you one next time I get my hair done. (which will be soon- I'm getting roots and seeing a little gray and that's just not going to work for me! I must remain in denial of the gray hairs!)

PS- I've seen your house and I'm scratching my head trying to figure out what you could possibly have to 'spring clean'? It looks perfect already!

Andrea said...

Oh, I want a garden! I love having fresh corn and tomatoes and peas and STRAWBERRIES!!! Good luck with yours this year...

Hugs to all of your cute family!