With the warm weather it is easier to think about farming again. I do have to admit thinking about warmer weather to come and all the good food to come from our fields has helped get me through a long cold winter. Now the actuality of my dream seems closer. A little over a week ago we still had nearly a foot of snow on the ground. Now it is all but gone. Over the weekend we set up one of our 2 portable greenhouses to begin onions. Yes our first seeds are in the the trays and it feels really good.
My soul mate did most of the work getting the potting mix the right conisstency and putting it in trays. This was one job Two really enjoyed helping with.
The girls enjoyed the greenhouse more.
Starting seeds has always been a nervous time for me. Waiting and waiting till that first green pops up and then anxiously watching it until they are ready for the ground.
Now that the actual farming tasks have begun rather than planning and paperwork the children are getting really excited. When I had to take my father-in-law to an appointment I asked my mother-in-law to watch the children. They had a great time playing with the leftover potting mix and pretending to plant seeds. Now Avril asks, “Can we go outside and work on our crop plants?”