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.