After yesterday spent at the beach, I decided that I could ignore my garden no longer. I was determined to work in the garden today. This spring has been very rainy. My front garden is planted, but my back garden is only about halfway there since the soil had been so muddy. The weeds are loving all of this precipitation, but some of my veg plants are getting washed out and some are refusing to grow. I was feeling discouraged by my lack of gardening skill and enthusiasm (and control over the weather), but my little garden sprite helped turn me right around.
While some year I hope to have my flats of seeds started earlier and my soil prepped more thoroughly and my plants thoughtfully arranged, this year I will be pleased to coax some veggies from seed to harvest with Mrs. Frog.
When it started to rain, Ayla was ready to go in. None of the girls wanted to play in the rain with me. That never happens. Camille and Sylvia were inside having a "cook-off". They were trying to make up some interesting recipes. So I danced by myself in the rain in the garden and ate lamb's quarters. A rare moment to myself well spent. :)
My life is not efficient. It may be the antithesis of efficient much of the time, but the laundry still gets hung on the line, the babes still get fed, and I was reminded that they're not always going to want to play in the rain with me. We might as well enjoy the little moments while we can.