It is the time of the year that I am completely over the rain. Fed up with the dampness. Tired of the mud. It is raining buckets out and I’m heading out-of-town. I am off to Iowa with the Babylady to visit my folks. It is no Hawaii. Or Mexico. Or St. Kitts. But still- give me Iowa winter over Seattle’s any day. The sun shines in Iowa. A lot. The air is crisp and invigorating. I’ll take it.
(In case you were curious, my dad is still waiting for a new liver and remains at the top of the list, but nothing yet.)
Before I head out, let’s take a peek around.
I’ve got seeds started! I will be having a spring plant start sale as part of my new business, Brown Dirt. If you are local, stay tuned! So far I’ve planted 22 varieties of tomatoes, 8 kinds of peppers, 5 types of eggplant, celery, artichokes, shallots, yellow/red/sweet onions, scallions, and more!
I’ll write about my seed starting set up soon, but this is a work in progress. The seedlings trays are all over the basement while I gather up more lights.
We have some rhubarb starting to poke through and all the fruit trees and berries are in some stage of budding. While it doesn’t feel like spring will ever come, the garden shows me it will.
That is all the meandering for this month. I looked back and it is good to know the garden is consistent. This is last year. Even the same chicken is up to tricky business. I took a peek at 2 years ago and I am amazed at the changes in such a short time.
What is popping up in your garden?