Thoughts of Spring

on February 18, 2013
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Aww…Spring.  While I know it’s not yet upon us, it’s interesting to me as winter and spring begin to do battle, the human spirit roots for the season of new life.  I was talking to a 96 year old man in church yesterday and he was thinking about his garden, which he still puts in with the help of his 65+ year old son. He was as excited as I guess a 96 year old dare be. He was enthralling with his planning and stories about his gardens of the past. Just a few days of 60 degree weather and our minds race to the outdoors. (update on 2/08/16:  Mr. Clark passed away in 2015 at 98)

I am in the south (was at the time this post was written – now we’re in the wilderness of northern Idaho) so I cannot imagine how people who are where the snow is still falling, or where the sun is still not shinning feel.  The grass is somewhat greener here and the daffodils are in full bloom.  This morning as I was sweeping, I found myself thinking about the list of things I need to accomplish today. I asked myself “If you could do anything today that you wanted to do, what would it be?”  I laughed at my very first thought, “Make a list of things to plant in the garden”.  While it is time to be considering that and preparing to plant some things here, I cannot help but share my funny with my husband because he knows how my spirit still longs to be outdoors, planting things.
What’s the old saying? “Spring into spring?”  You can’t help but notice the extra energy, the feeling of aliveness that is all around.  Yes, I am a few weeks ahead, but winter has been cold, wet, and long; as that’s what winter is, duh. Just thought I would see if any of you were thinking about the warm, coatless, sunny days as I am. 
Share you spring dreams in the comments below.
Safe and Happy Journey,
Rhonda and The Pack


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  • Michelle Hedgcock

    With the change in location you have to learn a completely different planting zone. That would be so challenging to rethink what you knew. I am looking forward to spring for sure! I have big plans for a successful garden. Last year I was a little lazy and didn’t get some stuff picked when it should have been but I’m challenging myself this year to not do that. 🙂 Part of this year’s goal is to reduce debt and one way I can work towards that is to spend less on food and such so that’s what I’m going to do by having a great harvest! If I think it, it will happen, right? 🙂

    February 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm Reply
    • Rhonda Crank

      Michelle, You’re right, this will definitely be a challenging year for both of us! I know you can do it! Maybe plant less if it was too much for you with where you are right now. Working to reduce debt is always good. You guys seem to have a good plan in place. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. 🙂

      February 12, 2016 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Richard

    I really enjoy all of your site. God bless your people / pack.
    Thank you.

    October 2, 2016 at 8:48 am Reply
    • Rhonda Crank

      Thank you, Richard. It means so much that you took the time to let us hear from you. We appreciate your support and encouragement.

      October 3, 2016 at 7:16 am Reply

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