I love the start of a new year – so much to look forward too! January is a wonderful month to indulge in introspection. Changes to make, plans to implement….it brings an excitement to life! It’s a wonderful time to assess our lives and relationships…both with each other and with our Father.
Seeds are ordered now and that always leaves me with the desire to get started in the greenhouse. However, since it is January, I think I’d better hold off! As my son and I planned the garden this year and began making the list of seeds that we needed, I found my mouth watering as I remembered how things tasted. Do any of y’all do that?
Cherokee tomatoes, black cherry tomatoes, the firsts…first summer squash, first watermelon, first cantaloupe and of course the first ear of corn! There now…I’m doing it again! I still need to order potatoes this next week…and I need to remember to pick up sweet potato slips when they arrive at the feed store.
My son has our garden plans on paper…and in his head….which beds to till first and get ready. I’m glad that he carries that responsibility. I work in the greenhouse and the beds are always ready to go when the plants are ready to be put in…..teamwork! We pray for another bountiful year!
Have y’all been planning your garden yet? This is the time – so that you aren’t trying to organize things while you plant. If you need help figuring out what to do in your garden (and when to do it), you might want to have a look at my Perpetual Garden Calendar! It’s also a wonderful help for those beginning gardeners. Just think of it as me holding your hand through the gardening season! You don’t even have to wait – just download and get started!
I’ve been making some plans for new things at my website too! I’m very excited about it but can’t really reveal anything yet. I will say that I’m working on some new recipes and making soap as often as I can to prepare. I’m excited….really excited!
Friday I made another batch of Pumpkin soap – I can hardly keep it on the shelves – in fact I ran out during the holidays! It’s the hardest soap to make because it ALWAYS seizes in the pan…but this time, even though it seized, it turned out beautifully…and my house smells like fresh pumpkin pie!