First, welcome to the new readers. Glad you found your way to my little world.
I don't get to start a garden this year. I keep reading your posts about seed starting and spouting, and all the wonderful things you are doing to get ready for spring. I should be putting potatoes in the ground. Technically on the ground as I adore the lazy bed method. I should have my cabbage type plants ready to go, tomato plants growing rapidly in my seedling box. But I am not, instead I am practicing crawling across my bed. Wow is that difficult! Hurts a bit as well.
I am planning a quickie garden in my head. One that can come together, with the help of Small Farm Girl showing me around my new area, with little effort on my part. I haven't even seen the soil yet, but my Kentucky friends keep telling me the soil is fantabulous! I hope so.
I have put a lot of faith in people and land that I have never seen. This is huge for us, and a bit worrisome at times. Husband heads that way in two weeks time. Our farm hand has decided to stay with us, and move as well. I think we will need his help.
Some days it feels like everything is falling into place, other days falling apart. However the drought is worsening here. The winter wheat is a failure, farmers are turning cattle out onto it, if anything had grown on the land at all. There is no way we can survive another year here. That is unless we give up farming and homesteading.
Husband was offered a job locally. The guy called us when he heard Husband was a free agent. He offered over double the wage that Husband was making before. He really wants us to stay in Kansas. Husband will be working for this shop for the spring only. Made that clear, and this guy was ok with it. Wow! No hissy fits like the other guy. How refreshing!
We have sold off so much of our stuff, reduced items that aren't really needed, and are going through 11 years worth of accumulated homestead equipment. Most of it we never really use. We should arrive in Kentucky with only our we will die without this stuff.
My seeds are sitting in a treasure chest, yearning to be free.