• Dig Dig for Victory

    Sowing Contentment…Seeding Organization…

    The Fella and I went digging through the house last month, looking for all the random places that I had stashed my seeds throughout the year. My chronic seed buying habit, coupled with this lack of organization meant over buying of some things, under buying of others, and contributed to my general lack of preparedness. I decided that something must be done. I saw a video from Justin Rhodes, where his wife had her seed envelopes nicely organized in a binder. I wish I could find the actual video, because her seed collection is truly impressive. I decided that this was the best way to go, given that I have…

  • My Best Self

    Doing my Homework…

    I have been spending “stay at home” time reading. Today it is “The Backyard Homestead” series. Last week it was “Grow Food for Free” by Huw Richards. Before that it was a lot of books on French portage gardens and landscaping with fruit. The Fella and I are researching and planning heavily right now. We are asking the tough questions: “What comes next?” I’m a hyper-planner. I am the queen of spreadsheets, according to the fella. I’m a major believer in “proper preparation prevents poor performance.” I think this comes from a childhood experience. Once upon a time, when I was eight years old, my teacher was teaching about glaciers.…

  • Dig Dig for Victory,  My Best Self

    Perseverance…Further Lessons from the Garden

    Alternatively, I get by with a little help from my friends. I mentioned on Wednesday, how I felt a bit like a failure for not getting my seeds started and how I endeavored to learn from my personal slump this winter. Today led to a few new lessons from the garden. I had to leave my house in order to buy chicken feed for the hens at school and rabbit food for Wendell the bunny. Trips to the feed store are always fruitful. This was no different and I left with zucchini, patty pan squash, eggplant, water melon, and three kinds of peppers. I also left with renewed hope. Lesson…