Thought for Today
I think that no matter how old or infirm I may become,
I will always plant a large garden in the spring.
Who can resist the feelings of hope and joy
that one gets from participating in nature’s rebirth?
With the new addition to our home and the arrival of spring things have gotten a little hectic for the HomeInsteaders. We have been busy planning and preparing this years garden which will be the best we have had yet. After last years drought the late winter and early spring rains have been most welcomed.
With all the new spring activities other things have been neglected. Too many projects usually means that none get the proper attention they deserve. That is why this blog that was fully intended to be a Thought for Today will become a thought for the week, at least for the time being. I have come to accept that there are only so many hours in a day and I must make the best use of them that I can.
Today begins the construction of our greenhouse for the garden, something long overdue and very much needed. So I have committed myself to other members of this household that I will divert my energies to that project until it is done. Hopefully it will not be as long between post this time.
A cold snap has delayed our start this morning. With temperatures in the low twenties we have decided to let the sun come up and warm the earth before we get started. The rest of the week promises to bring more spring like weather. It is a great time of the year to be outdoors and I look forward to spending a few days in the sun, listening to the songs of the migrating spring birds, and the waters of Anthony creek as it tumbles across the boulders.
© 2008 Charley Hoke