Sorry to have been away so long, but, as I said in my “About” post, “Life just gets in the way!” Between my husband and myself, after FOUR LONG YEARS of unemployment, not receiving unemployment benefits at times, only being able to find part-time jobs to barely make ends meet, we both finally found full-time jobs. Yay!!! We won’t become rich, but they pay the bills and we’re comfortable again.
The downfall of the part-time hours is that I never got my garden totally back in shape and planted. I had two part-time jobs and my hours didn’t give me the opportunity to get out into the garden during daylight hours!!! Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but they didn’t give me time to do much of anything else after doing housework, cooking, laundry, etc.
At the end of this past winter, I did start my seeds and, as soon as I was able to, I started digging up the garden area, but I never got it finished. My seedlings came in nicely (so I’ll definitely plant from seed again), but, since I never finished digging up the garden, the seedlings never got planted. They eventually got too big for their little peat pots and suffered. Sadly, I eventually added them to my compost pile. So, needless to say, I didn’t have a garden this year.
Once again, life got in my way.
One more garden-less year for me, but it’s OK. I’ve already started planning next season!!! I’m back into a routine. My full-time job gives me plenty of daylight hours for gardening, so I’ve gotten back out to the yard to begin digging up the garden, getting it (somewhat) ready for next spring. I’ve gone through the seeds I have left from this year and made a list of the ones I need to re-buy for next year. I’m on my way.
I’ve gotten my proposal to change my town’s chicken law pretty much finished. The winter months should be a good time to get things started. It would be nice, but I’m not counting on it, to be able to have chickens next spring. I wish I knew of others in Beachwood who would like chickens, too. It would be so much easier if I had people behind me, supporting this change. We’ll see what happens.
I’ll be back from time to time over the winter months to let you know if anything interesting is happening, but not weekly as I planned. After the new year, I’ll try, again, to post weekly… or, at least, every other week.
Anyway, hope to be back regularly soon.