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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Against the Current

Making significant life altering change is alot like swimming against the current. Years and years of habit are not changed easily. I am tired, tired of kicking against the current, yet the minute I stop-the waves are pulling at me, nudging me back into the current of our consumer driven culture.

Okay-- overly dramatic, I know!! I'm just tired. It seems like the small daily changes I am making are not enough. It is so easy to just stop at the store, or pick up the phone and dial for carry-out.

On a positive note I did finally get a SQF garden plan put down to paper and seeds ordered. I am most excited by the winter squash varieties-who knew squash came in more than 'acorn' or 'butternut'. They are so beautiful!

This weekend we will prune the apple tree. Does any one have a good handle on organic dormant oil or what I need to do to not have wormy brown spotted apples?


Sue said...

Hi Kris
Glad you got your seeds ordered. Its hard to narrow it down to just a few. I always over-do....that's half the fun.
Let me know if you do find a good dorment oil for your trees. We've not had good luck with any.

fullfreezer said...

Not so overly dramatic. It is SO easy to fall back into old habits- even when we know they're not good for us.
Congrats on the seed orders- it's another step!

Meadowlark said...

How did I miss that you were zone 4?

So out of curiosity, what are you normal summer night temps? Unfortunately, we're also high altitude so most summer evenings are in the high 40s low to mid 50s. It's a rarity when it gets above 60, so it does a number on gardening.

Just curious

hickchick said...

Meadowlark--our summer night temps can be anywhere from 50's to 80's. Yikes you are cold at night (well, not you personally!) Is a green house or hoop shelter a possibility?