The Cold has settled in and seems determined to sit a spell. The Professor and I had been lamenting the fact that we’d had such a mild winter. Foolish mortals. We’ve been reminded (quite harshly) that February is still a winter month.
Usually in the last half of February, we’re anticipating sowing some snow peas, spinach and other cool weather crops. Wondering if we might, by sheer force of will, persuade the growing season into arriving a bit early. That notion has been put on hold.
We might have thought we smelled spring in the air on the last semi-balmy day we enjoyed. But we would have, in fact, been wrong.
We got about 11 inches of snow this week. No school for the kids. Sub-zero (F) temperatures and wind chills that’ll remove a layer or two of skin, if you’re not careful. Bitter stuff.
So, yeah, winter.
And more is on the way. More snow. More sub-zero temps. More layer upon layer of clothing.
So we’re consoling ourselves by pouring over the well-thumbed pages of the seed catalogs (again). And reminding ourselves that mid-March will mean spring, for sure. I mean, winter can’t last forever, right? What is this, Narnia?
So we plan for spring, despite the weather. We’re digging out the the seed starting kits. Marking up graph paper with garden ideas. Rubbing any totems and good luck charms and prayer beads we can get our hands on.
I can almost feel those warm breezes now.
What are you looking forward to with the arrival of spring? Are you ready to put the cold weather behind you, or would you like a few more weeks of woolens and winter?