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Thursday, January 24, 2013

How Cool Are Hiccups!!

2012 On the plains in Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.
This has been the week of seeds.
The most important little seed growing in my daughter in laws womb is nearly full term. Not exactly farm talk, but I'm so excited that this soon to be event merits mentioning. Until this week, I haven't been able to catch Sadi Belle in movement. Every time I put my hand on Christie's belly, Sadi stills. I'm taking this as a good sign. Gramma could be the calming touch or the charming touch for our newest edition to the clan. Time will tell. But when Sadi had the hiccups this week, I finally felt the life. Pretty exciting. Then yesterday, I went to Christie's doctor appointment as a stand-in for Lance. When the doctor set his stethoscope on Christie, Sadi's heartbeat thumped loud and clear at 160. Beautiful. 
We also got out first batch of seeds for this year's garden. A new local supplier offers seeds by the bucket, and they're actually local heirloom seeds. I hadn't thought about where seeds come from could make a difference. It makes sense that seeds from a particular area are going to be more acclimated for that area. This bucket of seeds was reasonably priced, and even though we won't use some of them, the cost was still attractive. I'm sure we'll plant the broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumber, green beans, lettuce, onion, peas, peppers, spinach, tomatoes, squash and a multitude of herbs. There are several varieties on some of these seeds. There are four or five others we will most likely take a pass on. They also included marigold seeds for free which are natural pest control plants. Winter isn't nearly over, but I'm already anticipating watching our new crop spring from the warm earth.
What a rich spring and summer this will be with Sadi and the crop both blooming with growth.

11 comments:

  1. How exciting, a new baby and new seeds. I love my garden and also try to get my seeds local from our farmers. I have a nine month old granddaughter and plan on her little hands helping me this year, as long as she doesn't try to eat all my seeds. :)
    Loved you post, thanks for sharing.
    Lynda

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    1. Good for you, Lynda. Can't wait for Sadi Belle to help me play in the dirt!

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  2. Okay, as excited as I may be about the baby, the bucket of heirloom seeds is even cooler! Make sure to use the marigold seeds, they will help.

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    1. I'm pretty excited too. And I love flowers so guess what I'll take the lead in planting?!

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  3. Awww, Brenda..am so excited for you...being a grand is spectacular..you are gonna enjoy her so much...garden? ... way too early to think about that here..finally reached double digits today....last year was so dry, the racoons 'emerged' out of the forest and gobbled everything up...can't wait to see a pic of Sadi...Mikki

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    1. I'll be sure to post, Mikki. It's really a bit early to do anything but plan here too. Our last frost isn't until May 15.

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  4. Ooops..can u tell, I don't blog? Should not have put anonymous...geez..learning...

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  5. I'm getting very excited about Sadi? How long has she got to go now?

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    1. Her due date is the 22nd but she could deliver two weeks prior to a week after. I'm pretty excited too!

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  6. New life is always exciting! So, Sadi will be a spring baby. Congratulations!

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