Changes at Seeds
I’m thrilled that a few of you are still reading after my nearly four-month hiatus. I didn’t do any gardening or garden blogging from October through December, since those were the last three months of my second pregnancy. I was on a kind of modified activity for the last trimester of this pregnancy due to a history of pre-term labor, which didn’t allow for much besides the basics of taking care of my toddler son–so no gardening. I gave birth to my daughter Madeleine on Thanksgiving Day. I was 37+ weeks along, and she was born healthy and perfect. If you’d like to see photos and read the occasional update on what I’m up to besides trying to spend some time in the garden, check out our family blog, Sunrise Ruby.
I’m looking forward to getting back into gardening and garden blogging as time permits. Which may not be very often given that I’m now a mother of two under two. Most of my time and energy these days goes toward making sure that we’re all decently fed and wearing clean clothes. Nevertheless, I found time last month to plant beets, broccoli, and kale in our raised veggie beds, and most of the seedlings survived last night’s hail. My son is now old enough to appreciate digging in the back yard with me, so that makes it easier to get outside and get my hands in the dirt from time to time, too.
Besides these major changes to life in my family, I’m making a few changes to Seeds itself. First, I’ve removed my list of other Austin garden blogs from the right sidebar. I returned to garden blogging last month only to discover that new blogs about gardening in Austin are popping up faster than dandelions in my neglected lawn, and I just can’t keep up. I don’t want to leave anyone out, and other bloggers, such as Pam of Digging, are doing a better job than I am of keeping a list of bloggers in our community. Thanks, Pam! I hope to get to meet some of the new Austin bloggers sometime soon.
Just for fun, I’ve added a map that tracks the location of visitors to Seeds to the right sidebar. I’m keeping a link to current weather conditions here in the Wooten neighborhood as reported by Victor Engel’s weather station on Weather Underground.
Finally, I imagine that new Seeds posts will be relatively sparse over the coming year, and that the character of these posts will be noticeably different than those of the first year. I imagine that I’ll have more photo-only posts, more posts consisting of short notes that I’m recording primarily for myself, and shorter posts generally. I read and appreciate all of the comments I receive, and I’ll try my best to make timely replies. Bear with me, dear readers! It’s hard to type one-handed, as I’m doing now, while a baby naps in my other arm.
Happy gardening in 2009 to all of you, and thanks for visiting.
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