I have a confession…I have lost my motivation.
Not for homeschooling. Our year so far has been wonderful. I love the freedom we have to alter our day as we see fit. The boys are thriving and we are having fun.
Not for writing…I’m still researching publishing houses, sending my work out to magazines and adding to my collection of rejection letters.
No, what I’ve lost my motivation for is planning the garden.
In an effort to find that lost drive, I looked back at the goals we set at the start of the year. What progress have we made?
- Start and plant seeds early. Uh…nope.
- Prepare for the war with pests. Specifically, you guessed it, Japanese Beetles. Well…it has been really, really cold. I’m hopeful that most of the grubs will have frozen to death resulting in fewer beetles. And…I do plan to hit the yard with another treatment of milky spore in Spring.
- Really, really, REALLY create a strategy for keeping up with the weeds. ?
- Get that greenhouse going for Spring crops. Well…it has been really, really cold…
- Order replacement chickens. Hmmm…
After reading through these goals and realizing I’ve done
little nothing to meet them, my enthusiasm is in overdrive and my mind is whirring with ideas, wants and wishes. There is so much to do! With the last frost date only a few months away, there are plans to make, seeds to start and chicks to order.
The first step? Inventory seeds and drool over this gorgeous seed catalog. Oh, and try not to go overboard this year. Again.
Time to plan, start and order
Spring is on the way