Last night I started planning out our vegetable garden for the spring. Rather than make a long, boring list of vegetables, I thought I would make a colorful collage instead! This collage of vegetable and flower pictures represents what will grace our garden this year. While looking through the beautiful pages of seed catalogs it is easy for me to get way too over-ambitious with my garden plans.
I have to remind myself that I will also be busy with some new chickens hopefully, not too mention kidding season which can be all consuming at times just in itself. Then I still have a herd of 24 goats, (before they pop out any babies) a horse, 4 dogs and 2 cats to take care of along with all those pesky domestic chores I am no fan of like laundry, dusting and dishes to name a few. I still need to find time to make soap too of course!
Still, it is hard to narrow down the choices for a garden, and there is so many other things I wanted to try. I mean do you know they have purple and pink potatoes..purple potatoes! I guess I could let the house go to have more time for gardening and when the laundry pile reaches the heights of Mt. Everest or Trouble the goat doesn't even want to come inside anymore because it is too dirty and my husband complains I could console him with purple potatoes. Nah, guess that wouldn't work. I think the plants I have picked will be quite enough for me to manage this year.
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