Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Little by little

And bit by bit, the light is returning. There is no sign, yet of Spring, outdoors. But, inside, I am all about cleaning up and clearing out and giving away, in preparation for the Equinox and Spring holidays. Every week, we fill our trash alotment. And, every week (if the weather is dry), I put out items by the curb, for adoption by others. Somehow, though, this house doesn't seem any emptier.

Very soon, I will order my garden seeds and plants, and start the Spring projects. This year, we will grow (as we always do) lettuce and spinach and peas in the earliest garden. The tomatoes go in the second garden, and then the squash, in the space left by the spring greens. We should get a good crop from the asparagus this year, and if they aren't trampled by the deer, plenty of rhubarb. DH and I will also be planting more trees.

I really hope my Molly Sanderson violas come back this year!

3 comments:

Belle said...

so do I ! (on the Violas)...
When is a good time for me to start my hunt for them ?

Lavanah said...

They don't like the heat of mid summer, but I think that waiting until it is actually warm would probably be a good idea. They aren't like crocuses...

Brother Red said...

www.Freecycle.org is a great way to get rid of stuff instead of putting it in the local landfills, in case you didn't already know. My wife and I use it frequently.