Well hey there! It’s been awhile since I just checked in with a more personal note here on the blog, so I wanted to take some time to do that today. How are you doing? How have you been progressing with your own business and personal goals? Is there anything I can support you in as you continue to learn and work toward them? Are there any specific topics you’d like to see me write about this year?
I’d really love to connect with you, so please leave a comment at the end of this post to introduce yourself if you’re new or to let me know how things are going for you. =)
We’ve had a couple of snowy days this winter, but nothing that stuck around for very long. I love the mild winters here. Falling snow is one of my favorite things – I love how still and peaceful and quiet snow is as it blankets everything – but I don’t like to drive in snow, so I’m kind of glad it only lasts for a few hours at a time.
Jon and I have been working on a few different things over here. I just started my first batch of seeds over the weekend! This time of year is always exciting for me. When the holidays are over, I start to get a little antsy for the spring but once those first seeds go into the soil in February, the sense of anticipation really hits me. I start my first round of seeds 12 weeks before our last frost date here and then I follow up with more rounds of seed starting every two weeks after that.
I wanted to be able to bring you along with me while I started seeds this year, so I filmed a video showing you what I use to start seeds and the different varieties I started this past weekend. It’s a little relaxed and chatty, but if you want to watch it, I’ve uploaded it here for you. =)
I’m thinking about doing these behind-the-scenes type gardening videos throughout the year. Is that something you would be interested in seeing? I have a few more rounds of seed starting to do before spring comes and then after that I’d like to film some behind-the-scenes garden tours and harvest videos and such. Please let me know if that’s something that you’d be interested in watching. I know some of you like to garden, but I’m not sure how many of you do!
If you do like to garden, you might be interested in the seed swap I’m hosting! I participated in one that another gardening friend hosted a few weeks ago and thought it was so much fun. I sent out a lot of my favorite herb and veggie varieties and the package I received in return had some really interesting heirloom varieties in it. It even had seeds for papaya and castor beans and some rare pumpkins, among other things like calendula and dill! I enjoyed the swap and connecting with the other participants so much that I decided to host a swap of our own so all of us garden-lovers over here could connect too. Today is actually the last day to sign up to participate and I’d love to include you! You can find all the details and sign up here. (I’m including lots of favorites from my own garden – pictured below – and some fun extra goodies in my contribution to the swap!)
Aside from getting seeds going, my main project right now is getting the certification program ready to open for enrollment. It’s taken me a little longer than I would have liked to finish it up because I’ve added on a couple more modules of content than I had originally planned for (they were modules a lot of you were asking for, so I wanted to make sure to include them). It’s making the program even better, but knowing that I’m running behind the deadline I had set for myself is a little bit stressful for me. Thanks for being patient with me while you wait! I know a lot of you have checked in wondering when class is going to be opening. If you receive emails from me on Tuesdays, you’ll be amongst the first to know when the enrollment date is announced. =)
I sincerely hope you’re doing well, that you’re safe and warm and healthy, and that your year will be filled with the most precious and beautiful of blessings. Thank you so much for supporting our small business, leaving us sweet comments, sending such kinds words in your emails, and being such wonderful friends.
With much love,