I apologize for my temporary absence and thank my good friends for complaining in a good-natured way that I am not blogging. It feeds the attention-whore side of my personality and helps me feel like I am contributing in a positive way to the world at large with my little ramblings here. I haven’t been neglecting this space out of any sort of negative feelings about it – we just became very busy with other things for a bit! Here is a sampling of our world the past couple of weeks:
We have been planting corn on our farm as well as spraying our wheat. We are experiencing disease pressures and some insect troubles because of the unseasonably warm and mild spring thus far.
School has been trucking along – we are reading our last two historical novels and in six weeks we will have completed 1st, 3rd and 5th grades. I am shuffling through curriculum choices for next year and plan to begin in July instead of August.
Random learning experience: The oven light wouldn’t shut off – the diagnosis and repair became an interesting lesson for all of us.
The garden is growing great guns. My Farmer Boy has been so much help – he can hardly keep himself out of the dirt, especially now that he has THIS contraption (compliments of Grandpa):
We have spinach and lettuce being served on our table, onions and peas growing like mad, the first strawberries are beginning to ripen. The potatoes Farmer Boy planted are up and thriving (though not where he marked them…) and my second planting of spuds are tucked in. We put in carrots, a leek-ish sort of vegetable, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and sweet peppers. Still to come are cucumbers, sweet corn, okra – and maybe we’ll be out of space by then but we shall see.
We had a lovely Easter – one which made me feel especially thankful for good friends.
Still to come: Tales of an eleventh birthday, our first visit to the botanical gardens of our area, things I’ve been cooking, other cute oddities of spring. What’s been happening with all of you?