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Thursday’s Garden

I am thinking that from now until first frost, Thursday’s will be all things blooming.  And come to think of it, we are putting in a greenhouse, fingers crossed, in August so maybe it will be year round growing and not just seasonal.  We will see. And yes, if you are wondering, I am just GIDDY with delight at this time of year and can barely keep my energy contained.

Which is what spring is about.  Energy.  The energy of the wind blowing warmer weather our way.  The energy of the plants and new grass already poking their heads through the winter’s hard ground.  The energy of re-birth as we celebrate with eggs and seeds and bunnies.  Even the energy of the seeds who are hearing the mysterious message they receive each year that tells them, “It is time.  It is time to grow. You can do it little seed.  You can reach your full potential.”  And let’s not forget about the birds.  They feel the wind, absorbing the warm sunlight that is staying for longer and longer each day, and they realize from some intuitive sense within them, that is time to be on the move again as they point themselves north.

Yes, I am a spring nerd.  And proud of it.

My all time favorite flower is the daffodil.  When I was a kid, my family would take walks out on a point, in the woods, on a lake we had a house on.  Every spring without fail, a field of 1000 daffodils would open up where no one lived, shouting up to those of us above with the message that hope is alive.  That if those precious bulbs could survive the freezing of winter, so could we.  That even when life is hard and seems barren, new life was just around the corner begging for us to just pay attention.

Ahh…enough about the beauty of spring.  I am just flitting today because our weather forecast this weekend is on point for two whole days spent in the garden.  Between snow and wind, we have been kept mostly out, but not for long! Tomorrow is but one sleep away.

So to get things started, I am showing you pictures of our pathetic garden from last weekend.  It is really quite sad.  But change is afoot!

spring gardening the evolving homemaker

Oh my God.  Would you look at that mess?  We are still trying to get everything up from last year.  Then we have to hit the dump up with all those things in the back from fixing up my husbands office, and logs which have been here since we cut down the dead cottonwood we inherited, um four years ago?

Then it is on to the sprinkler system.  Don’t even get me started.  I have no idea how it will be done, but this I need to leave to the hubby cause there is too much other stuff to do.  Next Saturday it will be time to plant peas, spinach, and lettuce.  Seriously.  We have a lot of work to do this weekend.

garden prepping the evolving homemaker

This is my giving you the peace sign.  I realized I was in the photo and started goofing around with my shadow.

Looking at the strawberry beds and all the sunflower stalks from last summer.  Yeah.  Once the weeds overwhelmed me, I sorta let it go.  But this year?  I have a plan.  I do.  And the plan has no room in it for weeds throughout the yard and hordes of mosquitoes.

To start of this adventure in blooms, I am setting up a link party below!  On any Thursday you can come on over and share a blog post or link to photos you have of your own garden magic.  Be it flowers, food, birds, squirrels,chickens, goats, awesome things you learned, things you are wanting to try, new plants you are trying, methods you’re using, whatever it is garden/homesteading/farming related.  I have a lot to learn in the world of urban homesteading, and as I have heard that never goes away, there is always something to learn, especially when it comes to plants.

So let’s share away! This week will probably not include too much since I am introducing the idea.  But if within the week you want to link, have at it.  Next Thursday know that you can link your post here ahead of time!

Happy gardening!

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3 Responses to “Thursday’s Garden”

  1. simplychele Says:

    “Spring Nerd” .. I like that! Can’t you just picture the bounty and beauty that will dwell there soon? Keep the vision going!!

  2. jenparsons Says:

    thanks! it is a vision that must be held onto looking at the yard now! lol


  3. krisztina lindsley Says:

    Stumbled onto your blog today-through Pinterest- The Natural PLayscapes caught my eye. Your yard reminds me of ours- Takes so much work, time and money- a slow process, but the vision is there. I have friends that live in the city and have gorgeous raised bed gardens- huh, easy for them to say they love to garden- they have no clue!!! Thanks for your honesty and sharing with us. I have a lot of catching up to do!

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