There Will Be Delays

April 27, 2010 | 6:04 am

Like most families, the weekends are crazy busy. This weekend was especially busy, with our little town’s annual celebration. I walked around town with a smile on my face, conversing with each familiar face I ran into. I embrace small town USA. These folks know about life and hard work. With a busy Saturday, I knew I wouldn’t get any gardening done.

Finally Sunday, after a short run (13.1 miles), I was going to get some planting done. Despite the 40 mph wind (NOT an exaggeration), we got started. My girls and I set out the necessary tools: rake, hoe, shovel, gloves, fertilizer, garden hose and plants. After breaking -up the soil with the hoe and leveling it out with the rake; I assigned the girls each a task. One was to dig a hole, the other to drop the slow release fertilizer in the hole and then I would follow by dropping the flower (begonias) into the hole and plant it. Easy enough…not this time! The gusts of wind blew the soil right into our eyes. As you can see from the picture, the baby couldn’t keep her eyes open. Ugh! The tears began to stream down and the complaints got louder. Despite our best effort, the wind was too much and we called it a day! As gardeners, we accept the weather and work with it! Later this week, we will finish what we started and I will have another story to share with you.

Has the weather or a busy schedule delayed your garden plans this year? I know I’m not the only one, share a story with me.