It Has Finally Begun


A photo of Shawn from The Funny FarmTwo weeks ago we ventured into the area of the basement we specifically use for that yearly task we have come to love. Getting winter out of our souls ... and bones! It has been so cold and snowy this season. I’m just so tired of it. With the exception of ice fishing. It’s never too cold for that. Ice fishing trips are my winter picnics.

So, Siri and I went down stairs three weeks ago and got to work. We moved everything out of the way from last year, and swept up real well. Then we put the old saw horses back up and laid out the plywood and 2x10’s. We cleaned up all of the old starting mix and tossed it out.

We took inventory of what we had, and then headed for the stores.

We purchased bags and bags of starting mix and soil.

Then it was off to the seeds! One clerk from a particular feed store thought we were nuts for asking about seeds so early. I mentioned to her that if she knew anything about veggie gardening, she would understand. I could feel the strange stare from her on the back of my neck until we got out the front door. Once in the truck, Siri asked me why we were getting so excited about starting our seeds if the store didn’t have them out yet. I explained to her that I obviously drove to the wrong store. She just shrugged.

We finally arrived at the right store and we hit the jackpot! Newly opened displays were out, covering two isles. Seed starters, growing kits, seeds, top soil bags, etc. It was all here! I was like a kid shopping at the toy store the week before Christmas! I must have been excited too because Siri was looking at me with that nine year old girl look. If you’ve had kids you understand. When they make it you can almost hear them saying “OOOOkayyy”. It’s the same look I give her and her younger sister Zoe when they get crazy excited about Justin Beiber.

Nebraska Dave
2/15/2011 8:57:38 PM

@Shawn, I'm with you for spring to be here. I haven't started seeds yet and may not for another year. I have plans for seed starting station but it just too late in the year for me to start on those plans. Maybe next year will be the beginning of the seed starting for me. It looks like you will have a huge garden this year. Good luck to you and all your helpers. Have a great seed starting day.

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