If Wishes Were Horses…

My mom use to tell me “if wishes were horses, beggers would ride.”

I wish I could explain to you why I was gone for so long.

I have sat down to write this post at least a dozen times over the past month. And I simply could not write what I wanted to write. It has been 12 months since I last posted on this blog. And I have good reasons for that. And I really want to explain those very good reasons, but then I just come across as whiney or a braggart. So, I am not going to explain anything. I am back and let’s just say I have a whole lot of things I wish I could tell you right now and I will tell you eventually, but they will come out over the course of this gardening season.

I wish that March had not been so cold. Last March we were experiencing temps in the 70s and 80s. I could have been at the freaking beach last March. This March, I could have been at a beach too… if it was located in the Tundra… And I was wearing a body length woolen bathing suit… And was a member of the Polar Bear Club.

I wish there were no such thing as deer. Ok, maybe not that there were no deer (after all, venison chili is tasty and I would not want to deny avid hunters their favorite past time), but I do wish they would cull the herd where I live. Because the deer here are starving (and I mean that in the most real sense of the word – starving as in dying not as in ‘it’s 2am and I am looking for a tasty snack’). They are eating anything they can, including things they did not use to eat and what they don’t eat they trample.

I wish that the heirloom potatoes I ordered would get here already.   I am going to try growing potatoes in straw this year, because I fail miserably when I grow them the “normal” way.

Most of all, I wish that your garden will be wonderful this year. :)

I have alot of wishes.

If wishes were horses, I’d have enough manure to fertilize my whole garden.

23 thoughts on “If Wishes Were Horses…
  1. Steph on

    I may be under snow here (Minnesota) as well, but just seeing that you’re back makes me optimistic that spring will eventually come. Wishing you all the best.

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    Hanna Reply:

    I hope the snow goes away soon. :( I was all set to work in the garden this weekend and, wouldn’t you know it, we are cold and drizzly. No fun for gardening at all. But hopefully we both get warm weather soon!

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  2. elizabeth on

    Hurrah — You’re back.

    I don’t care (too much) why you’ve been gone so long; I’ll look forward to reading the reasons as they appear here. But for now — Thanks for writing.

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    Hanna Reply:

    Thank for stopping by!

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  3. Christina in No Ky on

    You are back just in time for another gardening year, good enough for me! Here in KY spring sprung in the last 2 days and I am already feeling behind. I can’t find the seed I purchased back in Jan, the pollen is making me sneeze, and every muscle is screaming for the knitting and garden-book-reading days of Feb. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Well, except I would like my seeds.

    Hope your potatoes come soon, what variety did you order?

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    Hanna Reply:

    I got Rose Finn apple potatoes. Looking forward to them!

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  4. Melanie on

    I’ve been wondering where the heck you’ve been. Welcome back fellow Ohioan gardener. Here’s hoping it’s a good gardening year.

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    Hanna Reply:

    To you as well!

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  5. Welcome back Hanna ! Hmmm if wishes were dishes this one would be loaded with good news. And it is cause you are back.

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    Hanna Reply:

    Thanks Uncle John!

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  6. Rebecca on

    I found your blog shortly before you disappeared last year. Glad to see a post again. I wish you a wonderful gardening season, even if it has started out cold with starving deer. I’d send my uncle your way to take care of those deer, but I’m guessing that if your garden is illegal, then hunting in your neighborhood would be illegal also.

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    Hanna Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by! If we could hunt here, my hubby would gladly take care of the deer problem. He still swears he will go after one with a car bumper one of these days, because where I live if you hit one with a car, you can have it legally butchered. 😉

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  7. Enid on

    I’m glad you are back, looking forward to inspirations from you, as my gardening last year was dismal. And you have just inspired me to plant some Yukon gold potatoes that are sprouting in my pantry!

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    Hanna Reply:

    Isn’t gardening great for that? Waste not, want not!

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  8. Brag away. Whine away. Glad to be at the other end of whatever you have going.
    Maybe everyone who reads your blog has a brag and a whine to share from the year behind us
    – could be a fun post!.

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    Hanna Reply:

    Maybe I will. 😉

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  9. Hanna on

    Oops! I should have a little sign that says “Under Construction”. I am rebuilding the theme for this site and I have not added that back yet. Gonna add that here in the next 5 minutes. Thanks for letting me know!

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  10. Jolynn L on

    Welcome back :) Found your blog by ‘accident/chance’ a good while back looking for info on frost-bitten fig trees of all things :) Just got in my mail-order heirloom tomato plants and got outside in Winston-Salem NC this weekend. Spread 4 loads of ‘kiddie cushion’ mulch under my son’s new swing set and pulled all the mess out of our veggie garden we let go last year when Mom was so sick. Feels great to get started again. You were missed.

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  11. Glad to have you back, I like having gardening company here is good ol’ Cleveland (note *sarcasm*….)

    Looking forward to reading more :)

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  12. I’m so glad you’re back! I started reading your blog a couple of years ago and was so bummed that last year didn’t happen…but perfect timing! I just moved to Ohio (Cincinnati area) and started my first tomato garden (200 plants to try to try my luck at the farmers’ markets – great beginner project, especially pregnant!), and I thought I’d check again just in case you started writing for the season – I’m so glad I did! Welcome back! :)

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  13. Bob on

    I’ve followed your blog for several years and enjoy your outlook on gardening, Your view on four legged pests is the same as mine (*bang*), plus I can relate to your weather, since I live and garden just a bit south of you, in N. Canton. OH. I’d check your blog regularly each month, hoping that some day you’d return. I just figured that your “illegal” garden had finally caught up to you, and like Martha Stewart, you were spending a stretch in the “big house” for your crimes.

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