I've written before on how relieved I am that spring is finally here, as evidenced by the warmer temperatures, more birds and the moose coming out of the bush.
Speaking of moose, a friend of mine (Sara Mealey) got some great photos of that same moose I shared with you the other day.
Apparently the moose likes paparazzi. Or should that be people-razzi?
I tell you, spring couldn't get here fast enough for me.
Okay, I should amend that...
I want spring, but I really don't want it to arrive with a body slam that will flood my little town. I mean, let's be reasonable, very few of us are ready to be cut off from our main city an hour away.
I know we aren't.
We've started our plants with lettuce and spinach first. I'm very pleased with how they're thriving in their little south-facing window.
On the left is Buttercrunch lettuce and on the right, though looking less vigorous, is spinach.
It's not a huge start, but it is a start. This morning I started some more lettuce and spinach, because, hey, we'll want more. I also started some basil.
So why do all this when I can get it in town?
- Because veggies aren't cheap, and neither is the gas required to get them
- Because nothing beats the taste of homegrown veggies and spices
- Because it satisfies my green thumb and there is an undercurrent of hope in growing things yourself
What about you? Are you growing anything at home, whatever form that takes?