Monday, March 30, 2020

Many hands make light work.


Last Saturday our governor Roy Copper put North Carolina on
 a state-wide lockdown with only essential services to remain open. 
Christian and I decided if we wanted to get our garden in we'd
 need to act fast since we weren't sure what was considered
 an essential business (was the compost soil/yard waste facility essential?),
and we didn't want to take any chances.
So we woke the Nies up early to plan and prepare
 to work in our backyard all day.

Christian and I have always admired the no-till approach 
to gardening and deiced to give it a whirl in our North Carolina soil.
It's amazing what a little INXS (on high) and cold drinks 
can do to get helpers out and working hard.
Amazingly, no one complained and Claire even worked in a skirt!
We got the whole garden prepared
and ready for our indoor seedlings to be transplanted outside.
I am most excited about our Halloween pumpkins (obviously), 
also my delicate lettuce, beets, 
and my prize Danish Hollyhocks.

Then I ordered Pizza and we commenced work until about 9:00 pm.
We slept well with tired hands and sunburned arms.
Many hands make light work.

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Attention: We are now only 5 days away from General Conference.
Our family has been looking forward to this weekend for MONTHS!!!
WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!
We are so excited to hear from our Prophet and church leaders!
As per our Nielson tradition: today starts the Nielson family
social media fast (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, games...etc).
This bi-yearly tradition helps us mentally prepare to be
bathed in God's love and light
and to be open to change and growth as we listen to His servants.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is
preparing the world for the day when
 “the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord” (Isaiah 11:9).