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baby, it’s warm outside

It was 20°C on Saturday. It was my favourite day all year so far.






I can’t believe we were wearing t-shirts OUTSIDE. The most exciting things about the weekend, though, were these: MY TULIPS STARTED COMING UP and THERE ARE BUDS ON THE TREES. I’m beyond stoked.



I love spring so, so much. It gives me hope that life isn’t actually made of snow. I loathe winter and don’t know why I put myself through a Saskatchewan winter every year. One day we will move to a place with a longer growing season. Which I feel bad saying because we’ve made lasting friendships here we’d miss if we left. But is warmer weather worth it? One day we’ll decide.

Exciting news? I just ordered my Dam seeds. I’m so excited to see green. Gardening is such therapy.

I made a big mistake two years ago and ordered the wrong kind of mulch, so my garden is covered in mulch that is looking to stifle anything I try to grow. It’s super. Last year’s garden was abysmal. SO. I’m building garden boxes this year with Kaylie. She doesn’t know yet that she’s helping me. I built a garden box last year with her and was asked by someone why Noah didn’t make it for me. I have an answer to that: because I could make it myself. I love building things. Noah’s getting pallets for me this year because oh my word lumber is expensive. I’m just hoping the wood is strong enough after I separate the boards.

Now listen, just don’t tell my dying house plants that I’m breaking up with them for the green I can actually keep alive.


Until May 29 I’ll be fundraising for Preston’s buddy Ronan for the Cystic Fibrosis walk, to fund research to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. I’m almost at my goal (THANK YOU, people who donated!!), but we still have to reach the team goal, so don’t let my goal being reached stop you! Donate here!


Categories: life, the garden project

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  • Becca Monday, April 4, 2016, 11:33 am

    I feel you on the spring love – our winter hasn’t been snowing, but it has been ridiculously wet. So.much.rain.

    I got a sunburn this weekend! A SUNBURN IN APRIL!

    We’re forecasted to get 80*F this week and I want to cry I’m so happy. I will not think about what getting that warm of weather in April means for our summer temps and just enjoy the fact that my sky is blue and not grey.

    • Jen Wilson Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:06 pm

      YAY FOR SUNBURNS!!!!! And blue sky!!

  • Jennifer Glen Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9:08 pm

    I’ve been wondering how you’ve been feeling about this spring. I can never forget when you wrote last year about “First Spring” and “Second Winter”. So true! But this year I feel like we’ve had about five “Second Winters”! One day, winter jackets, next day no jackets, next day snow! Agh! Just give me something consistent! But really, how can I really complain after the winter we had? (At least down south).

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