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Good morning everyone.

After almost a week of cloudy days, the sun is now shining brightly. The grass is green and growing fast. It's almost time to get the mower out. I love the scent of fresh cut grass even though it brings me to tears. Buds are starting to peek from limbs. Soon they will burst open in unison, and with it, the promise of warm weather.

I'm expecting my vegetable seed order today. I've decided to put out a small garden this year in memory of my grandparents. I used to help them with their garden whenever I could. Pappaw would mark his rows with sticks and a roll of twine. He'd plant along side them and each row was perfectly straight. They reminded me of a marching band on parade. He knew which varieties would grow well and which were best for canning and freezing. According to them, planting by the zodiac signs and moon phases assured a bountiful harvest. So every spring granny would research the almanac and read aloud to pappaw what days of the month were best for planting this and that. So this year I'm planning zuchinni, cucumbers, radishes, green onions, carrots, buttercrunch lettuce, pole beans and some little "Sugar Baby" watermelons. Let's see...I've purchased the twine and the 10-10-10 fertilizer. The seeds are on the way and I've bought this year's almanac too. We'll see if I inherited their green thumb as well. I can't wait to get started! I'll post pics of the garden throughout the year for you. Are you planting anything this year?

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