Welcome to 2012! What kind of projects do you have planned for this year? I recently refurbished an old WESCO wood cook stove and right now I’m making a brick sidewalk out to the garden. Later I’m thinking about expanding the storage shed and making a chicken coop. I call it work but my wife says I play too much. I confess it is the kind of stuff I like doing. Our mail carrier has delivered four seed catalogs so far this season. It reminds me of my youth when I would look at the Sears-Roebuck toy catalog for hours on end day dreaming. The seed catalogs give me something to look at when I claim my recliner from the dog in the evening.
What does 2012 have in store for us? We all know the future has always been uncertain and I dare say probably more this year than ever before. Was your New Year’s Resolution to try to become more self-sufficient or maybe visit the local farmer’s markets more this year? I would hope we are all promoting the Well Fed Neighbor Alliance, 1,000 Gardens Project, etc. The more we buy local the stronger our local economy will become and better we can face an uncertain future together as a community. Think about learning a skill from the past and/or mentoring your family members, neighbors and friends in our gardening hobby. Remember to thank God every day for the richly blessed Ozarks that we live in. Ok, I’ll stash my soap box up and thank you all for putting up with me.
Gary my News Years resolution is to find some where in the neighborhood to buy eggs, hint hint!
Hi Bill! Sorry about the slow response to your post. We have been at Cheri's Dad's house most of the day taking care of our monthly duties. He’s in his 80’s. Cheri cuts his hair, cleans on the house and I catch up anything else that needs done. Anyway, as we have talked about before, I have wanted chickens for a long time. It is my hope to get set-up for them this year. No problems with the Mrs. on this project, just finding time to build the coop, etc. I have too many projects and not enough time and sometimes money to get everything done. Are you getting ready for the new gardening season? I hope to improve my skills more this year. I will try to stop by soon to aggravate you and the Mrs. Take care. Gary