Today I was able to get out of my apartment and it was so soggy getting down the plowed road but it was also fun. When I am stuck at home I always have my radio tuned to OPB my local public radio station and while the news reports get old it is still nice to get some of the nice programs. I like being home and listening to all of the shows and then to turn off the radio and enjoy the quiet of the snowy days we’ve had. Just outside of my door I was able to spy the poor birds trying to find food and warmth and I made me want to have some seeds to throw out for them. I was thinking just a few weeks ago that I was going to dig up and turn over the soil for my garden and I am glad I did not. But I am eager for the rain to wash away the snow even if I did like it I want to enjoy the rain of spring so that I can be able to plant by March and April.
Planting a garden this year is going to be my main project for the year I think but I am also going to be working with a friend to build a pair of beehives with a friend. The other project is I am going to be helping a friend set up a chicken coop in his side yard. It may seem like a bit to take on but mostly I am going to be working on the gardening I am actually just helping with the other projects. By helping I mean doing the research and find the materials at a good prices so that it wont break the budget. Honestly it is really a way for me to put together spreed sheets that I love and then to get some experience with two things I want to do later on when I have my own place.
So I love my alone time and time with friends but mostly I love projects and getting inspired. I hope that everyone finds something to be inspired by today.
Yup it’s the last week in January and all I can think about having a real garden to plant in this year. We are going to have drought conditions in most places and strange wildfires in California and Oregon currently. There are other things trying to distract me like the Syrian conflict, shootings in the U.S., the Winter Olympics but with all of the problems out there I just want to grow something.
I was asking my friend about her gardening plans and she let me know about another friend who was looking to split some seeds and order through the same company. She also said that another person was wanting to do a Start exchange. So of course I went crazy and created a spreadsheet in about an hour and copied and pasted planting and seeds for the right month and dreaming up this great network.
After taking a few bits to the grinding stone with the input of some folks my spreadsheet was done. I think my crazy was a bit too much but I am just so excited about having a garden this year and not just pots. My hope is that I can just get a few things to grow and that I can harvest a 3rd of what I can put in the ground.
Good luck everyone and never let anyone tamp down your excited feelings about gardening if you do it will never grow.
I am building up a collection of things I want to incorporate into building my tiny home so I am going to post some of the photos I have found.
My hope is to start working on basic cabinetry and go from there.
Six months from now I will need to know if I am moving out or staying put and at this point I am not sure what is better for me to work on achieving. I truly dislike the need to move again but it could be what has to happen. What I do know is that I want to still be baking and cooking more and I want to garden. I have been looking into the idea of building a tiny home or just finding a new set of roommates or back into apartment living. These are the things I am deciding on so that I can form a plan. I can honestly say I would like to stay in this house but I don’t want to be caught with out an option if I can’t. Anyway it is late and I need to find some sleepy time for myself.