For now we are still in a state of transition. Thank goodness for North Carolina’s long growing season since we don’t have our summer crops transplanted yet. Jonathan is still finishing the beds. Our vision, when completed, will be a garden with a series of beds, seven in total for this year. Our hope is to grow a variety of vegetables and flowering plants for personal use as well as to sell. Our idea is to sell some of our produce at the Sanford Farmer’s Market and while doing so share information about The Forsaken Children, Children’s Home Ethiopia and Kota Ganate.
Admittedly, now that Dawit is here, the garden timeline has had to shift a bit. Sleep, or the lack of, has been a limiting factor when it comes to having the motivation to get up, get moving and get to work. Also, the schedule for having the beds completed was delayed some because of our daily trips to the hospital. Of course, it goes without saying that Dawit is totally worth it and there a some days that the work waits just because we want to hang out at home with him. However, lately Dawit has been a regular “helper” out at the garden.
We’re continuing our work, and the work is sometimes slow, but we’ve already been able to enjoy and share some of the fruits of our labors, we’re talking fresh greens though! We are both eager to get the summer plants transplanted and growing so that we can continue to harvest for our table and for our family and friends.