I received an e-mail today from McMurray Hatchery telling me my girls had been shipped. I have been so anxious waiting on my chickens, but it looks like they won't get here until tomorrow or even perhaps Friday. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get the call and I can go pick them up at the post office.
Then I received an e-mail from Richters Herbs telling me that some of my plants had been shipped. Shipped?!! They are really early this year. I don't think I've ever received anything from them this early because most years I'm moaning that they are so late getting here. Anyway, I don't know what the weather is like where you live but we've got several weeks before I can put anything out here! I'll place them under my plant light until we're ready to go. Ah, but I can hardly wait until then.
When I was a little girl one of the Spring memories I hold dear is my Dad having someone come in and plow up a piece of ground and him tilling through. Then I would take off my shoes and walk out onto the freshly tilled dirt. It was the most wonderful sensation feeling the moist dirt between my toes. Each year, even now at my age, I await with great anticipation for the first tilling of our garden and then ever-so-childlike, I will slip off my shoes and shuffle through the dirt enjoying the cooling feeling and reliving the joyous memories of my childhood.
Tonight was potato soup night at our house. My son has been driving me crazy for his favorite soup in the whole world so I made his day. I don't know why he likes potato soup but he does. Just plain old potato soup too, not with lots of cheese, bacon or croutons. Strange but hey, easy. So tonight we had soup and salad for supper and everyone was happy.