Never Enough

There’s never enough time in the day to get done what needs to get done, let alone what I want to get done, but there’s always plenty of time for me to sit and contemplate all of the above!

It’s raining outside today, which means the weeds will have to wait until tomorrow, if I feel up to going out to pull them that is. The beauty of the flowers overshadow their ugliness anyway…

Rainy days make the chickens happy because it means digging up lots of worms…

They make me feel like curling up on the couch with a cuppa and a good book, and this time of year that means digging out some of my favorites.

One I always love to thumb through is the Complete Guide to Gardening by Better Homes and Gardens.

I know all of this information is available freely on the internet, but there’s something soul soothing to me having it at my fingertips the old fashioned way. Books, to me at least, will never go out of fashion and there aren’t enough of them.

There’s also never enough room for them all! 😄

I added two new ones recently to my library. One is the Old Farmer’s Almanac’s Vegetable Gardener’s Handbook and the other is this one called the Forgotten Skills of Self Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers:

It’s a real treasure trove of information. They all are, and I learn so much every time I read them but sadly, I also forget most of what I learned because I struggle with memory issues so it’s nice to be able to go back and relearn everything again and again.

The pictures are lovely, too…

So that’s how I’ll be spending a good part of my day, in between brushing out dogs and vacuuming and playing with my new dehydrator that finally came! 😁

I’ll post about that later…

5 thoughts on “Never Enough

  1. You have an excellent selection of books, there! One of my few regrets about our move is that we had to pass on so many of my resource books, from gardening books to craft books, to an old Popular Mechanics encyclopedia set that would be really handy right now. But I did managed to keep on book that hits all the bases. Back to Basics, from Reader’s Digest. It’s got everything from how to build a house (three different types, even) yourself, to digging a well, harnessing geothermal temperature control for your home, raising, butchering and processing animals, building furniture, forging, growing a garden and preserving the harvest in many different ways, and even lots of recipes. Somehow, all squeezed into one book!

    The font is a bit small for my old eyes, though. 😀

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  2. Paddy Tobin

    I receive review copies of gardening books very regularly. Some publishers offer books in PDF which generally allows one to read them well in advance of publication date and this suits the publishers as reviews will be out in advance and so promote sales. However, I don’t enjoy reading PDF and always request a hard copy unless particularly asked for a quick review. A book in the hand is worth how many PDFs?

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