#100HappyDays: Conjuring a rainstorm

It never fails.

Six years and counting. No matter the month, whenever I plant seeds, a rainstorm is sure to arrive and mess up my neat rows. This week was no different.

Admittedly behind on the veggie garden (hey, I got 21 tomatoes planted at least), I worked over one raised bed this Monday. After amending and arranging a modified square-foot gardening grid, I plugged in some seeds.

After two rows of beets, I went to pick up a packet of cilantro when a gust of wind kicked up, knocking beet seeds everywhere. Which meant another row. (Streets of beets, indeed.)

And of course, as soon as I got inside, the sky opened up. I expect the beets to be okay, as they are buried half-inch in the ground, but for seeds like cilantro and carrots that are just barely covered--who knows where they will sprout.

Gardener problems. But it's still happy-making to have things ready to grow.


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad
27. Tomato mania
28. Real smiles
29. Conquering cross-wind landings
30. Gypsy chickens and birthday celebrations

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