The farm under a blanket of snow, seen through my study window
I have been strangely procrastinatory-ish in ordering seeds this year, though I don't know exactly why. Perhaps it was the lingering memory of last year's disaster on the farm; perhaps it was a busy school term and the inability to turn my thoughts toward spring; perhaps it was just that my head cold was making me feel all wonky-headed and lethargic. Whatever the reason, when my seed catalog came in the mail, I just couldn't seem to make myself sit down and look at it.
But then we got the snow. And the howling winds. And the Christmas music permeating though the house. And suddenly it felt like the right thing to do.
So on Christmas Eve I hied myself up the stairs to the study to do some picking and choosing, with the emphasis on heirlooms. Here is what I'm pinning my hopes on this year:
- Cherokee Purple
- Aunt Ruby's German Green
- Sweet 100s
- Gill's Golden Pippin
- Turner Family Pumpkin
- Big Jim
- Sweet Chocolate
- Purple Pole
- Tuscan arugula
- Green Beauty snow pea
That's the run-down on the plans for the spring planting. The order is in the ether. We shall see what transpires.
In other news: I am working on a post about creating a simple journal for left-handers (who find ordinary books and journals challenging for reasons I'll explain later), but it is taking a little time to put together, so I'll continue to work on it through the weekend and probably post it on Monday.