A few weeks ago we planted our sweet pea and strawberry seeds for our modest spring garden. (Side note: the strawberry seeds were non-starters, literally. The seeds were so small that I am afraid they never made it into the dirt mix, or if they did, they blew away in the wind. ) G and R love to dig in the dirt, so planting seeds is big fun:
And in a “oh how you’ve grown” way, our seeds now look like:
Actually, this picture was taken about a week ago, so we are sporting full-fledged mini-pea plants by now.
Planting this garden was a bit of a leap of faith, because we weren’t sure we would still be in our house to see these plants through to fruition. You see, we’re moving. This time we won’t be changing states, nor cities, most likely, just a mile or two away. We love our house where we currently live, even its 80+ year old “charm,” but it is on a busy city street.
Our busy street is right in the heart of a really, really cool pedestrian area of Columbus…we walk and bike everywhere when the weather cooperates. But this really cool street is also busy, too busy for a young family like ours. It was perfect while SPH was still in school and we weren’t sure if we would be in Ohio for the long/medium-haul, but now that we know we are planting our roots in this Columbus soil, we need a more suitable family home.
We listed our house, weary of what the selling process would entail, and unsure if it would sell. A mere 7 days later, our home was under contract and I now find myself coaxing our little sweet pea plants to grow, grow, grow so my little Sweet Peas can pick them. With nearly two months until our move, I am optimistic…about the sweet peas, our Sweet Peas and the good things we have in store as we prepare to make our next nest.