Back to being swamped...
How do the ladies do it? I have no idea how to juggle a business, care for a 6-month old, cook meals, keep up with the domestic duties, maintain a social life (or some semblance of such) and still be sane for my husband/partner in crime at the end of the day. Maybe that's why people used to have kids in their 20s - at 22 I had the energy for all of this. I could party till 5am then go to school and write an exam three hours later. At 31, I can barely keep my eyes open after 10pm. Oh well, my house is dirty, we eat too many tuna melts and canned soup, my social life consists of cracking a beer and signing into Facebook, and the business is not getting nearly enough attention but the baby is healthy, happy and as cute as pumpkin pie! At least I can still be a good mom.
Ayla's first visit to the greenhouse.
Thanks Maureen Donnelly for the unbelievably cute sweater/hat combo!
It's amazing how much snow we still have. I don't expect it to disappear for a while. And you know what that means; the longer the snow is around, the longer it will take for the fields to dry, delaying our field preparation, transplanting and seeding, and ultimately delaying the vegetable harvest. We like to have veggies available in the middle of May for the farmers' market but this snow may set us back until June. The joys of farming. Sigh.
The greenhouse currently looks like this:
March 23rd and still loads of snow.
Thousands of leeks, onions and shallots
hand-seeded by Jonny!
The onions are germinating already!
A balmy 78 degrees inside our plastic paradise.
If I've learned anything about running a small business, it's to not let the stress overwhelm me. One thing at a time. Well, back to work! Have a great Passover and Easter everyone!