Waiting for Spring, the last frost of the year, is really challenging this year. It’s always something that I have a hard time waiting for but this year I seem to be a bit more restless. I can visualize what the garden is going to look like and it makes me all that more ready to get going on it. The fact that only my basil has began to sprout doesn’t change the feeling even a little bit.
I’m ready to rent a rototiller to get the ground turned and cleared. I was at Costco yesterday. They have organic fertilizer for the garden in a bag size that would more than cover the garden size I have planned out and organic slug bait for reasonable prices. It was a good thing I didn’t have any money to put toward that or I would have had the fertilizer and slug bait containers to look at, causing me to be even more anxious to get going.
Today is groundhog day and that silly marmot saw his damn shadow!! I refuse to accept that there could be 6 more weeks of yucky weather, or that we are still capable of having snow!! This does not help with the overwhelming desire to get the garden going. I still might rent the rototiller to get the soil turned, throw some of the fertilizer in it, then re-cover the area until I can organize the garden with plants. Please don’t let that be too far away.
The weather forecast here is pretty mild, with day temps and night temps only being about 10 degrees in difference, between in the 40’s at night and in the 50’s during the day. Not stellar temps but so much better than in the teens or twenties we have experienced a few times this winter, at night. Of course, there is the rain. Always, the rain.
I started the Creating Miracles process, today. It felt weird. I find myself wondering if I am doing it right while I am writing it, but…well…I guess this is how it works. I’ll admit that the idea of writing down the things I find less than something to be grateful for on the list of what I’m grateful for is strange, at best. Part of the process, I guess. I’m committed to continuing the Creating Miracles process for the entire 40 days and see how I feel about it then. If nothing else, it gives me something to do each morning before my day really begins while I wait for the ability to do my garden.
Yes, I am seeing that I am a bit obsessed about the garden. Is that such a bad thing to be obsessed about? Ok. Obsession is not a great thing, so I’ve been told, and experienced, but I think if I have to obsess over something, gardening is not such a bad way to go. COME ON SPRING!!!