Saturday, April 4, 2009

Must Be the Weather

It must be something about Springtime.

It's been almost a year and this post I wrote back on April 10, 2008 still fits me today.

I finally planted the majority of my warm weather veggie seeds in little pots today. I am only about 6 weeks behind schedule! I took photos, but will post them another day. They aren't very exciting yet. Just little pots of moist dirt.

I felt good for awhile today. I felt close to my Mom while I was putting all the little seeds in the soil. I could actually feel her here with me. Smiling and laughing. Guiding me. I turned up the music I had playing on my stereo and even danced a bit around my own living room. I could feel her with me. I started to cry. Happy tears. And sad tears. Both kinds. Like I am crying right now.

I do miss her so much. But I felt her presence with me today. Spring always reminds me of my Mom.

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frugalmom said...

Spring is such a wonderful time, huh? Growth and happiness. Its a very great thing that this time of year makes you feel so close to your mom.

CaliforniaGrammy said...

Moms are special, especially our own mom. Keep on dancing!

Farmer Jen said...

Hi Marcee,
I love Spring. It's my favorite season. I love nature and the young new growth.

Hi CA Grammy,
Thanks for the encouragement!

Knit Witch said...

What a wonderful way to be able to stay connected with your mom!!

Hardware Bob said...

Your Mom is in the garden with you, she is with you everywhere you go.

Springtime, it's a time for new beginnings, new growth, and the warmth of the sun shining on our faces.

I hope your garden does well this year. ♥♥

Blue Eyes said...

Hi, I have just discovered your blog. It was by chance. I was feeling a little lost and thinking about needing to get "back into life" more, so I thought I would look at starting to knit. This lead me to the Knit Witch's website and blog. I then noticed that she liked your blog and the title of Mt. Harvest Basket got my interest. When I clicked on the blog and saw that beautiful plant you had me. So I have sat here reading your past year of blogging. (I had to catch up...don't want to miss anything.) I just wanted to say thank you. You have added to my life.

Farmer Jen said...

Hi Brittany,
Yes, I do feel connected to her when I am gardening. Also when cooking and baking. I know she is there for me.

Hi Bob,
I feel her with me sometimes. Most times. I just wish I could hear her voice or see her face. I do sometimes in my dreams. I think my garden, although getting a late start, will do well this year.

Hi Blue Eyes,
Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog. Your comment brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. I was in the kitchen mixing up a batch of bread dough when I heard my computer receive your comment notice. You made my day when you said that you spent time reading my past year of blog posts. I did exactly the same thing with one of my favorite blogs: On the Way to Critter Farm, by Farmgirl DK. (see the link on my blog sidebar) I read every one of her back posts when I first discovered her blog. Her writing and her experiences spoke to my heart. You really should check her blog out. Her videos of her baby chicks and donkeys will make you smile really big. She has become one of my best blogging friends.

You might check out the other blogs in my blog list too. They are all fantastic. I have learned so much from each of them.

As you can tell from my blog posts, sometimes I feel a little lost too. Some days are bright and happy. Other days are stressful and frustrating. This personal blog of mine is truly filled with things from my Mountain Harvest Basket. Life, love, pets, veggies, relationships, family, dreams etc.

I welcome your comments. Thanks so much for making my day. I look forward to your return.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww, hugs for you sweetie. :)

Time may pass...and time may soften some of the feelings will always remain.
I hope you enjoy your garden every day.


Farmer Jen said...

Hi Lisa,
Thank you for the hugs. I do enjoy my garden and am thankful for it.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw, you're my friend. ♥♥ Thanks for your sweet and loving words.

I know that spring time reminds you of your mom and that it is both a happy and sad occasion for you. I hope you'll never forget that you are a wonderful daughter, Jen - I have no doubt that you made your mom very happy.

Farmer Jen said...

Hi Danni,
Thanks for your friendship and support. You know just what to say.