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Spring Preparation

I've been very busy the past few months preparing for Spring. A lot goes on before it gets here.  I receive dozen of seed catalogues which I diligently look through.  This part I really enjoy.  You'd think I could purchase all my seed from one source, but that's not the case.  My new seed variety this year is organic seedless watermelon which is quite pricey.  I purchased the seeds, heated grow mat, grow light, potting soils, and cell trays to put them all in.  It was not successful.  I had 14 plants germinate out of 218 cells.  The company did promise to refund my money.  We also planted organic seeded watermelon such as moon & stars & crimson sweet.  I have planted these before and they should germinate fine.  I'll keep you posted.

Several days were spent cleaning up the garden & orchard.  I pruned a lot of fruit trees which I loaded on the trailer pulled by the four-wheeler.  We have a small tractor & tiller which I used to till the garden several times.  I noticed a local posting to face book stating they had 300 gallons of free rabbit pellets if we picked it up.  Since we're organic, that was a must have.  We filled the back of the pickup up and I spread it on the garden.   

My husband took this picture of me tilling the large garden.  I was unaware of it.  I love tilling the soil. When I feel the turn of the steering wheel under the palm of my hand, it brings back memories of my childhood on the farm.  Freshly tilled soil has a smell all its own.   It represents new life an hope for the future. 

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