|Posted on January 3, 2013 at 10:30 PM|
It’s a new year and I am feeling optimistic about the year ahead. 2012 went out with a thud for me, so 2013 can only be an improvement! I did not post a blog update earlier this week because after a week of battling a very bad case of “flu” (or so he thought), my husband ended up having an emergency surgery on Sunday morning to remove his gall bladder which had gone very bad. It had completely failed and actually had gangrene developed in the interior. It wildly needed to come out and caused a great deal of infection and inflammation in the adjacent tissues. His side of the family (maternal line) has quite a history of gall bladder problems so it is not really surprising that this happened. Fortunately, we caught it and got it taken care of before it went even more toxic on him. Unfortunately though, this resulted in our spending most of the holidays either with him feeling perfectly miserable and/or dealing with the surgery, etc. We started the New Year out well though in that he was released from hospital on New Year’s Eve and was feeling much better and improving by New Year’s Day.
Among many other things, I had intended to plan my garden for 2013; inventory my seed stock; and then order what seeds or nursery stock I needed during the long New Year’s holiday weekend. My husband’s situation interfered with those plans in large part, but on New Year’s Day he was improved enough and at home resting - such that I was able to do my preliminary garden planning. Where I was sure of varieties I intend to plant, I have noted them, but for the most part I have yet to do my variety selection and so opted to use generic terms in large part for various crops (i.e. carrots – rather than “Mokum” carrots). I published the preliminary plans on the web so that you might look at them if interested. Just click on the following links to see them.
I need to finish up my seed inventorying and get my supplies and seeds ordered this coming weekend. Hopefully things will be quieter around here and I can get that done. I will try and remember to give you a brief recap of the varieties I ultimately choose in a later blog update. Seed starting season will be here before I know it and I do need a few items before that can get underway.
I hope all of you had a good start to the new year too. Have you got your preliminary garden plans established yet?