Seed Update, Day 3
As of 6am this morning, everything but the onions, peppers and a few of the tomatoes have sprouted. Much to our relief. We had feared that the Good Neighbor Peas wouldn't sprout as they have been in a fridge for the past 2 years. Hope you are reading good neighbor, looks like we have some success!
Yesterday I went across the way to another neighbors house. She is raising 3 of her grandchildren, and the youngest is wearing the size clothing that my youngest has just outgrown. I took along my seed catalogs. Her land is much more sandy then mine, and her pumpkins do very well. We sat and talked about gardening and her wanting to become more self sufficient. With the price of living on the rise and her and her husband raising children once again, she felt it was time to learn.
She asked that I help her and show her some things she can do. We discussed crop sharing, and canning, chickens and other livestock. She recently had her 2 pet ducks stolen, and is determined to try again.
She also purposed that we get some of the other woman in the area together and have me teach them how to cook things from scratch. Apparently she has already discussed this with some others and they would be interested in this. I guess I will be a teacher and lecturer of the neighborhood. Which isn't all that bad If something should happen, we should be able to rely on one another. We shall see, it is already starting off to be an interesting year. Can you imagine an entire neighborhood of Me's? ha!
My husband wants to take our oldest to Hunter Safety classes. I am all for it. Personally I think that all kids so take the course, even if they never plan to hunt. I have asked for a compound bow as a gift, at some point in the year. How far I have come over the years. I use to be so anti-meat, hunting and fishing were cruelty, and I wouldn't even work with leather or wear leather. Now look at me. I find it to be a fascinating evolution, something I wasn't truly aware was even happening.