The sun is starting to shine here and the snow is melted. I think this is the first year of my life I didn’t go out and crunch the frozen puddles in the early mornings of spring. I love to do that. This year it seemed like spring would never come and then suddenly I realized it had come and went. I have a lot of bad days but I try not to dwell on that so I’m not going to talk about that here.
This time of year I usually have my kitchen covered with seedlings but I just have a little strawberry container that I planted some dill in. It is only a couple inches tall right now. I can’t close the top anymore and they are reaching for he light. There is just something magical to me in planting a seed and watching a small plant emerge. I like to plant lettuce, mixed greens, radish, and peas when it’s warm enough outside and when they are ready I can go out and pick myself a salad. I planted asparagus last year but I don’t know if it made it through the winter. I can’t wait to find out. All of the flowers in my front yard are perennials so I don’t have to do much for them.
I started working on my family tree again. I started several years back and couldn’t get anymore information. I started thinking about it again and realized I better get going on it before it is lost forever. So many people in my family are old and some people in my family have cancer. I lost one of my uncles in March. I think that is what got me started on this. Well, I found out that my son Riley was born on his great, great, great grandfathers birthday. They were born 130 years apart. I think that is pretty neat. Plus, when I got on ancestry.com I found someone else that has my same great grandfather. His Grandmother is my grandfather’s sister. He had a picture of my grandfather when he was younger and even had a picture of my great grandfather. I’ve never seen a picture of my great grandfather and the only pictures I’d seen of my grandfather were from when he was really old. My grandfather died before I was even born. Another person had a picture of my great grandparents from the other side of the family. I was able to verify with my aunts that it is really them. I feel like I found buried treasures.
Well I will try to post more often than never for a while.