Spring Break

It’s upon us. The weather is gorgeous and the kids are out of school. We’re spending lots of time playing video games and lots of time outside running around.

I think today I’ll go to the garden shop and get starts and such for the garden. Tomatoes and that sort of thing that I would have had if my plants had survived. The rest I can sow directly. This year we are having a mix of compost and topsoil delivered so we can build up our raised garden as well as landscape the front yard. By fall, and certainly by next year, I’ll have my own compost to mix in, and that’ll be rewarding as all get out. The kids won’t be especially excited to go, but that’s part of the fun of being a parent – making them suffer through things you want to do. I love my kids dearly, but I feel I deserve payback after all of the Pokemon episodes I’ve had to sit through.

I may buy an apple tree.

I’ve been doing it again. I’ve been reading. Whenever my husband hears me say, “I was reading this book and…” he cringes. But that’s too bad. I finally got around to reading Fast Food Nation. Holy cow. It’s The Jungle for this generation. He is ostensibly talking about fast food in America but he ends up talking about meatpacking, agribusiness, corporate culture, and the Americanization of the world. We are exporting fast food and our agribusiness practices to other countries. I’m about 2/3 of the way through and I never want to eat fast food again. Or meat. Or anything that I haven’t grown myself. From organic, heirloom seeds.

Anyway, happy Spring to all!

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