Here and there we are finding bits of green grass, but it is more in our heads than in front of our eyes.
Thinking of gardening . Last year I tried planting seeds out of the recommended moon phase (because I am a skeptic) vs with the moon. I remember my grandpa talking about planting with the moon as though it was common sense, I have never done so. I planted tomatoes 2 weeks before it was recommended they be planted. I waited and waited for those suckers to come up. Then at the optimal time to plant I planted a complete copy of the others. They sprouted within 3 days and then I noticed the early tomatoes had come up. So while I planted adifference of 2 weeks (with a house the same temp), the proper timing ones grew better. I experimented with transplanting and even planting in the garden and the difference was kind of shocking. SO, I am industriously looking online for a calendar to make my life easy because there are SO many things to try to keep on top of that something to simplify life is appreciated. But then you find they plant with zodiac signs, with lunar signs, with wind, earth, fire and water and then I go "what the ? ? " So who knows what I will do :)
I got my mulch ordered, my greenhouse supplies ordered, my soil ordered, my seed starting, my seeds and then remembered i forgot to order my stirrup hoe. . . and then I found a few things I didn't know I had and ordered again. And I was going to cancel an order today and ended up forgetting and I might try to cancel tomorrow. Honestly!
I got the bulls ordered for cows and spent an enjoyable 1/2 hour chatting with the LIC rep who was not in the least upset that I own few cows and rotationally graze on only 15 acres. He made recommendations that surprised me and I might look outside the norm and go with them ;).
Still waiting to hear if the neighbor will let us rent his back pasture. He said he was interested but would have to talk to his wife. It feels like forever, but has actually been only a week or so. And when we called the gentleman who sold us this land, he said he might be interested in selling more seeing as it did not all go back into CRP the way he had hoped to. Either way it will be an answer to prayer in re. to staying here or moving.
Getting late and baby was fussy 1/2 hour ago!