It’s still cold here in North Dakota and winter continues to linger, although we’ve been pretty fortunate this year relative to others. When we push toward the month of March, you know the temperatures will begin to warm up and eventually spring will be on our mind.
In years past, it seems like spring has always caught me off guard, and it feels like I’m scrambling to get things ready for planting, food plots and land management—on top of that, I’m also laying out my schedule for the summer with my kids and various Scheels events.
We also know it’s this time of year when many of the spring and summer kids programs require advance registration and definitely forward planning. Is it just me, or do we end up planning much of our lives literally six months or more in advance?
So, thinking about my spring adventures, I am excited to get my fertilizer ordered, seed rotation determined, my equipment maintained and our Turkey hunts scheduled (this is Lily’s first year to hunt); all while firming up some tentative weekend trip with my Mom and kids.
Reality is, we must plan and look out 6 months to a year to take advantage of opportunities and more importantly create memories. As the age old cliché goes, failure to plan is planning to fail. Thankfully, you can sometimes insert some massive scrambling and get away with not planning, but we all know that is no fun.