It has been unusually warm here this winter. I have to admit, after snow three times last year, (and buying new snowpants and gloves this year) I was at first disappointed. Of course the year I expect snow *and* am prepared for it, its the warmest winter on record in 20 years. Go figure!
But, the more mature person in me knows this surprise warmth is a gift.
The boys and I started some seeds indoors over the weekend and the first little seedling popped its head up this morning. Again...earlier than was expected.
But with this unexpected early warmth, there comes second changes and hope. Last Fall, I picked up a bag of daffodil bulbs with the grand plan of planting them all. Unfortunately, they've been sitting in the shed since then. But since the ground is still relatively warm and very workable, I decided to put them in the ground yesterday.
Seriously, daffodils in January! Nuts!
The cilantro and dill reseeded themselves after the summer. And we've had both all winter long. Along with chives, leeks and onions.
I really wish I had planted a better winter garden. This would have been a stellar year for it. But puppies and newly planted gardens are just a disastrous combination. Maybe, Im glad I didn't. I still can't help thinking about it though.
I did get a few seeds planted outside as well. We'll see how they do. Last year I planted an early, early garden...even before they garden centers had their early Spring plants out. The garden center manager told me it was too early. But my gamble payed off, I had cabbage and broccoli way before anyone else did. And was able to enjoy the spoils quite a bit longer then most.
We'll see if my gamble pays off this year.
The sweet little tray from Bridgman Pottery arrived this week. I have a few of her other pieces and love them more and more every time I bring them out. You can get yours at Melissa's etsy shop.
And lastly, not at all related to growth or gardens or hope, but does every kid do their homework like this? Or is it just his process? On the kitchen floor, spread out and jumping from task to task like a frog in a lilly pond.
Happy Tuesday all!