Monday, March 21, 2011

First week of spring!

Coming in like a lion?

We were finally able to see some grass, with only about a quarter of the ground still covered in snow for the first day of spring...and then Monday morning brings more snow. Go figure! I guess that's what spring is all about—dramatic changes in the weather.

Let's hope that Dave the Dump Destroyer doesn't use this as an excuse for yet another missed Monday of work.

The Husband and I went to "Sugaring Off Sunday" at the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown yesterday. We had the fine pancake breakfast, with real maple syrup of course, and then wandered around for a bit since the weather was so nice. We also bought enough local maple syrup to carry us through to sugaring off next year.

When we returned, we filled the seed trays with yellow beets, Brandywine tomatoes, black cherry tomatoes, winter and summer squash, sunflowers and pumpkins—all from Johnny's Selected Seeds in Maine. We'll pretend it is spring inside since the outside is not cooperating. It felt good to play with all the nice warm dirt (seed-starting formula). And this year we are trying Johnny's "CowPots"—starter pots made from composted cow manure that you can plant with the seedlings. The toughest part was finding a spot to hide the pots from both dogs and cats who found them very fragrant, and probably would think they were very tasty as well.
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