Talk Till Dawn – 40

Talk Till Dawn

This is a monthly series where I catch up on what my everyday life is like outside the blog. I share some not so pretty photos, some of life’s ups, some of life’s downs, but overall it’s a spot where I can be me and connect with my readers. I’m so happy you are here and your comments keep me encouraged to carry on. So let’s get started with what I’ve been up to.

Spring Tulips Blooming

Is anyone’s spirits lifted a little now that spring is showing its glorious face? I’m enjoying the temperature warming up, the grass greening up, and the flowering fruit trees in bloom. Just when I think we’ve turned the corner we get a few cold days again. I’m so anxious to get my garden planted but I know Michigan can still get frost up until June, so here I sit and wait with my plants mature enough to be planted.  I planted so many extra this year not know they would all germinate so I think I’ll take my extras to the farmers market and sell them. And by extras I mean I will probably have over 100 tomato plants, and 50 pepper plants to sell.  By selling them it will pay for everything I have invested in the garden this year.  I’m hoping to have hubby build me a greenhouse in late fall and then I’ll be able to grow even more plants to sell.  

German Shepherd

I will have to write in my garden journal to start my tomato seeds two weeks later next year and my pepper seeds two weeks earlier.  Starting a garden journal was one of the best thing I have put into practice this season, and if you’d like a printable copy to use for your own garden you can print it HERE. I always say I’ll remember what I did and when I did it but let’s face it that’s never going to happen.  My brain is on overload most of the time and it weeds out information that I’d like to keep all the time, LOL. 

I was so excited to see the few tulips that are just about ready to open up.  Last year I knew we were going to sell our second home so I dug up the few I could find and transplanted them by the coop. I figured the ducks had eaten them this year because they did eat the daffodils, but must be they don’t like tulips and have left them alone.  I also had no idea that thyme would come back in my planting zone. I didn’t pull it from my planters at the end of last season and I’m glad I didn’t; it is going strong and has greened up.  I used it in my whiskey barrels as green filler around my flowers last year and will do the same this year.  I love it when I don’t have to purchase anything new.  

Laundry on the Line

’m also back in my glory with hanging my laundry outside.  If you’ve followed me over the years you know laundry is my favorite chore and hanging it outside makes me happy.  I have a line on my porch and you can see that HERE, so it makes it so easy for me to peg it out.  It also has just enough overhang that even if it rains it normally stays dry.  

I haven’t talked about he ducks lately, if you remember I named them Daisy, and Marigold. Well Daisy and Marigold finally matured enough and they both have a drake curl on their tail feather which means they are both male ducks.  I feel a little silly calling them Daisy and Marigold, it seems a bit feminine for male ducks. So they are both in need of new names, LOL.  Now I also know how to recognize the male from the females from their voice. If I’d have know that sooner I could have identified their sex long before now. Males quack and females have a high pitched squawk.  Live and learn I guess. 

Pekin Ducks

This is a little heavy so if you don’t want to read any further you can STOP now.  I’m wondering if you are feeling the heavy burden in our world? I have such an uneasiness and feel weary most days.  I have tried to put it into better words but the only word I can come up with about how I feel is weary and defeated.  I haven’t been on social media or watched the news in almost 2 years and I try and stay busy to keep my mind on more positive things, but this world is very worrisome to me.  I tell myself all the time that God is in control; and I scold myself for letting my mind go anywhere but to God for help and guidance but I have to admit I lose sleep over it. I have a few pastors that I absolutely love and listen to their sermons when I can’t sleep and they have been a blessing. I hasn’t helped that the “Virus” has been going around our church so I’ve stayed home the last two weeks and watched online to avoid making matters worse. For me it’s just not the same watching online. I need the fellowship and I need to feel God in the place of worship; but I have to make do with what’s available.  I will start back in person this Sunday so that will feel good.

I want to thank you all for listening to me today and taking the time to comment; until next time you are all in my prayers, God Bless!

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  1. Sending big hugs. I feel exactly the same way. Trying to remain creative and positive gets harder and harder. Unrest and unease shadow my days, the Lord made us for reasons only he knows. Just know you are NOT alone in this feeling. ❤️

    1. Bonnie, I will be praying for you. I know these times are so troubling and I’m glad to hear I’m not going crazy and others are with me in how we feel. Thank you for being honest in how you are feeling, I’m very appreciative.

  2. I’m with you, Dawn. I have no real reason to be discouraged, God has been so good to us, but sometimes still feel the weight of this old world. Hugs and prayers!

    1. Linda, I think so many people are feeling the heaviness and are not sure why. I will just keep praying and keep looking up for His return. Thank you for the prayers and hugs!

  3. This too shall pass….. I have not hung clothes out in years but loved the smell of them when I did and I even hung out diapers to dry!! Loving our warm Michigan days. Flower beds are coming along beautiful!! We bought a few tomato plants and hope they give us plenty!

    1. Jeanie, I had so many tomato plants started this year I should have thought of you and sent some your way. I just gave away the last of them today. I did plant all my flowers from seed this year and saved myself a bundle.

  4. Dawn, if you haven’t already, maybe you should talk to your doctor about how you are feeling especially if you have felt this way for awhile. This world and it’s troubles can definitely be overwhelming and you shouldn’t have to keep feeling this way . . . I’ve been there. Take care and I hope you feel better soon!

    1. Joanne, thank you for the advice and yes I did go see my doctor. It seems the entire world is on anxiety meds and depression meds. Thank you for being so caring and such a good listener. God Bless!

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