Monday, May 19, 2008

Spring jump ahead

Today is truly a perfect spring morning. Yesterday some tomato seedlings were transplanted out into the raised bed and along the house. Just checked on them. After a light rain and a night of forty degree temps they looked happy with their new homes.

Here's my planting update. Tomato plants, sweet peppers, Brussels sprouts moved outside into gardens. Newly planted rhubarb and asparagus showing signs of life. Garlic and onion sets stretching their leaves. All the potatoes are up and growing fast. Other sprouts of various types are breaking through. (Noticed a collapsed tunnel through the asparagus bed - moles I suspect - but the soil was too soft. Thank you compost.)

Making a life style change means starting the new while only modifying the old until a successful switch can be made. Yikes! Balancing acts at my age are getting more and more iffy. While we're making an effort to cooperate with the Earth, other factors are at work to destroy it. "The number of birds, marine and freshwater creatures in the world has dropped by almost one third according to WWF conservation organisation. It found that between 1970 and 2005 land-based species fell by 25 per cent, marine species by 28 per cent and freshwater species by 29 per cent."

Thankfully our Creator is still in charge and will intervene.

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