Some of our micro greens are developing their first set of true leaves, which indicates they’re ready for harvesting. Robert and I couldn’t resist their allure. We plucked a couple from the garden, dusted them off and popped them in our mouths. Yummm! They’re packed with flavor! We should probably start another crop of micro greens so we have a second batch later in the season.

The weather doesn’t look like it’s shaping up to be very good for all of the things we have planned for this weekend, including messing around in the garden. We were hoping for a nice sunny day tomorrow, since we wanted to take the kids to the zoo for an Easter Egg hunt and to see the animals. If it’s only drizzling a little bit, we may just bundle up in our raincoats and go anyway. If the wind picks up and the temperatures drop, we’ll have to revise our plans. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

While I was trying to import entries from my old website into this blog, I came across a list of goals I had created last fall. It’s interesting to see what I’ve accomplished and what I need to focus on in the future.

Steps Toward Independence:

  • Practice organic gardening (check!)
  • Prepare home-cooked meals
  • Re-learn to bake bread–I used to be good at this…
  • Learn how to sew–at least until my back problem clears up & I can knit again
  • Can fruits and vegetables (check! I have plans to make jam in May, when local berries start to ripen)
  • Eat less junk food and retrain my tastebuds to appreciate vegetables
  • Fix my bicycle and ride it! (Fixed the bike…but need to ride it more)

Projects

  • Build a compost bin (check!)
  • Mulch the garden (check!)
  • Set up a water catchment system (check!)
  • Sew Sam & Claire’s flannel PJ’s (Started, but haven’t finished…maybe a good rainy day project!)

I’d like to come up with a plan to tackle at least one of these goals in the near future. Maybe I could try to squeeze in two home-cooked meals a week. That sounds like a reasonable starting place :) I need to dig up some yummy and easy recipes!

Health Update

I woke up feeling really achey today, which was frustrating because I’ve been sticking with my stretching routine. I need to try to keep a positive outlook, remembering that there will be lots of setbacks before true progress is made.

I’m willing to try just about anything to make this chronic pain go away (not the botulism shots though. Sorry doctor.) I browsed around the internet yesterday and came across a couple of interesting articles that suggested people suffering from chronic pain often have deficiencies in B and D vitamins. I may very well be suffering from the latter. The skies are often overcast in the Pacific Northwest, and when I do go outside (not as often as I’d like, since I’m stuck in the office five days out of the week), I’m completely bundled up. Since it can’t really hurt much, I’m going to start taking a multi-vitamin.

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