A few good books from the library:
The Homesteading Handbook by Abigail R. Gehring, At Least Someone in the City Would Hear me Sceam. by Wade Rouse (very funny/adult book,) and The City Homesteader by Scott Meyer.
I love this time of year... time to plan for gardening, camps for Noah and our late summer vacation.
The vacation plans are still very much up in the air as of now. We just don't know where we'd like to go this year. If Noah had his way we'd be back to Mackinac Island and Lake Huron. We've done that the past two years. This year our plans need to include Ruby Roo. We need to find a pet friendly vacation. We just may break it up into several smaller vacations, instead of one long one.
As for camp; no more Harry Potter Camps are offered (a sad Noah) but I found a survival camp that looks fun and one of his buddies is joining him. Noah is still deciding on a zoo camp. Next year he'll be old enough for the teen zookeeper program. Autumn did this and really enjoyed it. I can't believe Noah will be thirteen this year...sigh.
I would like to add some vertical gardening to the yard this spring. I have this wonderful sunny space next to our wood fence that would be perfect. I'm giving up on squash and pumpkins...sad... but I'm tried of the squash beetles and I just don't have the space for them. I'll just stock up at the farmers market. I do love my summer squash and zucchinis!
Do you have any summer plans in the works? I'd love to hear about them.