In fits and starts March is trying to get us into spring and today is the official start. Heeding the old saying to plant your peas on St. Patrick’s Day I did go out and turn over the dirt in the garden on Sunday. But it was cold so I came inside. Then it was still cold. Then yesterday it snowed and sleeted and was freezing in the morning.
But quite suddenly, in the afternoon, it became beautifully sunny and 51 degrees. So, Tabby and I headed out to the garden. (She was having a stay at home sick day. A decision I regretted almost instantly because she was so full of energy and vigor that I was then engaged in playing school and other games all morning. She did not actually seem sick at all, but oh well.) We planted our peas! Hardest part of starting the garden is keeping the chickens out.
Many thanks to Liz and Eleanor for providing this year’s peas, which means they are probably some kind of heirloom seed.
Today it’s quite chilly, but still sunny, so the crocuses are blooming away. And by the way, next time I plant crocuses, forget that scattered naturally across the lawn look I’m always aiming for in the fall. Apparently I forget that when they actually bloom they will not be dotting green grass, but rather, small specks in the midst of brown mud and dirt and dried up grass. You can hardly see them. Next time? All in one big clump.
Paul returned to work on Monday and reports that he likes his new job. Fortunately we get along very well (shouldn’t married people??) and did not drive each other nuts while he was at home. That said, I really enjoyed getting back into my own routine this week. (But seriously, we are all very happy for him and excited about this new opportunity and grateful for how hard he worked at finding a new job in his field.) Tabby’s sick day and a flat tire are messing it up a bit, but I’m getting lots of things done that I wanted to do. I’m about to go finish a nice project I’m looking forward to writing about, and, call me crazy, but I started another new blog. Don’t count how many that is! This one is about the children’s books we read in our house. Please check it out at Fourteen Bears.