Waking from a Fog
Apr 16, 2012
Friday night, we heard the Spring Peepers again, after their long absence since Winter decided to come back to MI after our super early start to Spring. I was getting excited about the "real" Spring finally getting here, and all the gardening possibilities the weekend would bring. Then, the head cold we'd been fighting all week decided to pump up the volume and take me out. lol.
By 7:15 last night, I gave up, took some night time Alka Seltzer Plus, and hit the hay - after sleeping pretty much all day after getting home from work at the office. Didn't stir until over 12 hours later, about 7:30 this morning! Boy, what a difference though. Literally like waking up out of a fog. Sure felt good to leave the worst headache of my life behind. lol. Luckily for me, I have a super duper awesome husband who tended to all the farm chores for us while I was out of it.
We awoke this morning to evidence of a good, Spring rain that must have fallen while we slept last night. It's really starting to feel more and more like Spring here. Warm temps and sunshine stuck around for most of the day. I was really glad to be feeling better and be able to enjoy it, even if I didn't get to play in the dirt at all. We had a guest pastor at church this morning, and it was an awesome service. Then this afternoon my hubby put together a nice get together of my immediate family for a pre-birthday celebration for me, complete with ice cream cake for dessert. Thirty-six years later they're all still spoiling the baby of the family rotten.
Shortly after evening chores, we got a message from one of my Aunts, saying she and my Uncle, and their son would like to buy two of our bucklings! Apparently they've caught the country fever, and now have chickens, ducks, and as of today, a shetland pony! They want the bucklings as pasture buddies for the pony. We couldn't be happier that Socks and Galway will be going to a good home, where - bonus - we'll get to see them from time to time. We have a few more weeks with them, until they are weaned.
I decided to treat myself, and took tomorrow off for my birthday. Hoping to finish the little bit of garden tilling that's needed yet, make a few batches of soap, and maybe get some stuff in the ground so it can start growing! Dave planted fingerling and blue potatoes, and onions yesterday while I was on the couch in a head cold fog. Can't let him outgarden me, now! ;-)
Happy gardening, and good luck in Phase II, fellow gardeners!
...Pictured: Maybe I'll even get some tractor time in tomorrow....