Spring has sprung
I can tell
My nose is running
And I think that spring has sprung.
Just a little poem I learned from my mom.
Dandelion wine anyone?
Finally spring is here. Well, it really seemed to come last week but I was in Duluth, MN over the weekend celebrating with my sister her five year cancer free. Good reason and a good party.
So now I have all the yard and garden work to do. Last year I planted peas, beets, lettuce and spinach on March 17. Nothing is planted yet and the garden boxes aren’t even cleaned out. April was just plain cold and yucky. We needed the rain but even on days it didn’t rain it was too cold for me to do garden work. Yes, I’m a woous I don’t do cold and windy. My minimum temperature to work outside is 59º.
So today, May 1, is sunny and 78º there is lots of work needing to be done outside, and where am I… Just got back from the podiatrist with my foot taped up with plantar fasciitis and a bum knee. On Sunday carrying my suitcase down the stairs I wrenched my knee. I should go hunt up my knee brace. I’ll be heading to the chiropractor tomorrow since my back needs cracked.
I’m lying on the couch in my sun room writing this and planning the list of all the things that need to be done. It’s planting time here on the farm so neither my husband or son are available to help. Not to worry. My pastor’s son is looking to make some money. I’ll be picking him up from school this afternoon and we’ll get started. He’s about 15 so he can’t drive out here yet.
I figure I can get about three to four hours from him today and most of the day Saturday. It’s supposed to rain the next two days. That’s the plan anyway.
Isn’t spring wonderful?
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Sophie Dawson is my pen name. The real me is the wife of a farmer in western Illinois.
I have two grown sons, one of which is married to a wonderful young woman. They gave us the most wonderful granddaughter ever in November of 2010. I'm not the least bit prejudice. :)