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Things are beginning to feel springy around here lately! (FINALLY!) The sun is shining, and the temperature has actually consisted of TWO whole digits most days. I’m starting to feel my spirits lift from the winter doldrums.

As you likely know, we are expecting our second baby, due in July. We had our son last March, so the growing season was difficult to manage. Unfortunately, this year will be even harder. We had a scare last week, and I’ve been told I’m on light-duty. Not bedrest EXACTLY, but, you know, no long walks, strenuous exercise or housework, or even picking up our son. 😦

Not an easy thing to hear when it’s planting season.

Regardless of the short-term difficulties, it will be ALL worth it when we’re holding our new baby. And, its times like these you’re thankful for friends and family. Yesterday, we had some family come help Rich prep the high tunnel beds.


Adam, Mike, and Rich

Rich said he got weeks worth of work done with their help. So thank you ever so much, guys!!

I, on the other hand, have been undertaking the exciting task of transferring from couch, to chair, to bed, on a fairly regular routine, under the watchful eye of my mother. You’d never guess, but she’s a drill sergeant! (Just kidding mom, love you and thanks so much for staying to help us out!) I did get a reprieve today, and enjoyed some time at my seed-starting table with a little help.

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I didn’t even get 2 whole flats started, which is only a fraction of what we usually have. But, since I’m essentially sidelined for this entire season, I’ve probably started TOO many seeds. I suspect we’ll have some GMO-free pepper and tomato plants available for purchase again this year. I’ll keep you updated.

And, although we’re four months behind, we got our specialty, organic garlic in the ground today. Ok, well, I didn’t. I supervised while Rich did all the work. But, regardless, it’s in the ground, and I’m excited!!

Also, my mom is attempting to teach me to knit. A good way to keep my mind busy, and my tush in the chair, I supposed. Except for the fact that I am NO good at it! So, that being said, if you’re looking for some outside time, we could DEFINITELY use your help at our place this year. If you do a good job, you might be rewarded with a caddywhompus hand-knitted scarf! Or a dozen eggs, but that’s not as fun! 🙂

Let us know!


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