Lists. I love them! I make to-do lists constantly and in the busiest of times I have planned my to-do list to the hour. Dave finds it amusing, but I like seeing if I am ahead of the game, or behind with getting things done when under time constraints. But those are only select times when I need to be extreme about getting things done. Generally, Dave and I have a full to-do list. I used to be able to go through life remembering what I needed to do and when I had appointments. Three children later…no more. I had to give in and get a planner.
The farm’s to-do list is never ending. Each year we look forward to getting more stuff done so the following year will be less busy. Well this year is finally that year…the year I threw away those rose-colored glasses and am accepting of the fact that a year that isn’t overwhelming busy probably will never happen. There’s always just something new that pops up. This year is no exception to being behind with the farm work. As you can see below, our plants in our unheated (since we didn’t get heating it checked off of our to-do list yet) are still so small, so far behind many other growers. We just couldn't get to planting them early enough. I take full blame for that because as you can see next to the plant picture is the picture of just another little job I added to Dave’s list…the addition to our home.
Five people and two bedrooms just wasn’t cutting it anymore. It doesn’t help our sons’ bedroom is so small it only fits 2 beds and 2 bookcases. Even their dresser had to be put in their closet. So it was time to expand and last year we had decided we waited far too long. So we broke ground last summer and this summer we are just weeks away from completing the first floor which will be my mom’s new home. The upstairs addition will be for us to expand, but that is still going to take some time.
So when you stop by the farm this spring and summer, pardon the construction, our to-do list was getting done, so to avoid panic, we decided to add to it.