This morning was my favorite non-holiday day of the year: the Common Ground Seedling Sale! For those of you out-of-towners, Common Ground is a local high school that specializes in all things rural. Besides animals/weather/outdoor activity training that they do, they grow heirloom/hybrid plants from seed. Once a year they open their acreage to sell them to the public. It is always my fall-back plan after planting my own heirloom seeds (that haven’t ever taken off). I plan what produce I would like, and then go there to stock my garden.
This year, for whatever miracle befell my plants, I went to the sale needing much less. I have more than enough tomato, leek and pepper plants that I have grown from seed; however, I was able to purchase several cherry tomato plants, a few cucumber plants, cilantro and mint plants, and a couple specialty tomato plants. I can’t wait to get them in their containers and see what reaping we will do in the summer!
I think the reason I love this process so much is the potential is brings. Potential for variety of foods. Potential for fresh vegetables. Potential for saving a lot of money from our food budget in a few months. Potential for watching things grow and change.
This week I am thankful for:
* A new computer (a Mac) that amazing friends of mine from college bought me. Thanks so much, guys!
* My son’s 16th birthday. I love, love being his mom.
* Getting to celebrate this week that my husband and I have remained in love for 22 years.
* Getting together with a dear friend to process our eldest daughters going off to college in the fall.
* New seedling plants waiting to bring life to our family.
I pray that your weekend fills you with anticipation for your coming week, and that you can see the potential in what is around the bend.