Welcome All! I'm a dreamer, I hope you are too! A Posse ad Esse, or From possibility to reality, is a general state of mind. I hope you'll share your possibilities with me as I will with you. Namaste~

February 16, 2010

Knock knock knockin...

On Springtimes dooooor....
Oh man! Can I tell you how bad spring fever has kicked in with me? It's crazy I tell you, I can't wait to get growing!

This afternoon, I ended up having to come home early because I had a hurt little one. (He's 14 but hey they're ALWAYS your little ones right?) Anyway, when we got back to the house, the sun was out and it had to have been a balmy 45 degrees (F) out. Now I grew up in Southern California and in years past I would have been coated up on a 45 deg. day but today I just had to get out and fork some dirt!!

I was able to get our whole potato patch forked over along with one of our back yard raised beds and another smallish bed that's along the house. It felt soooo good to see the rich black soil turning over. Getting to reach down, pick up a healthy sized clod and easily crumble it in my hand. I found the clippings and chicken manure that had been turned in last fall was making it's way nicely into becoming nourishing humus for the upcoming years garden and had helped to grow an incredibly healthy population of earth worms over the winter.

Soon I'll be setting the seed starter up in our east facing sliding door window and getting things started there too. Then in another couple of weeks things will be filling the greenhouse in preparation for planting. In fact, A~ and I had wonderful Valentines day together and then treated ourselves to a breakfast out together on Monday morning as we were both off from work, and being the the madly in love, nano-farming couple we are what do you think we did? We ate breakfast, chatted about exactly how in love we are, and then whipped out our garden journal from last year and started hammering out our list of things that we'll be growing and where we want to put them of course! What? Isn't that what you'd call a romantic morning out? I mean what can be more romantic than talking about your goals together, planning for the things you want to do together and then working out the details of how you'll get them done together by working side by side? Ha! got you thinking now don't I?

Well anyway, I suspect this is just the beginning of the suffering that is Spring Fever in the inter-mountain west. Today will be warm and inviting then tomorrow it'll rain and snow but by evening it will all melt off and be warm again but too wet to work. Oh and I wish I were kidding, alas, I am not. But never fear, Spring is on it's way, so if you haven't started planning your attack you'd better start thinking about it soon.

Best wishes and Bring on the Spring!!



Wendy said...

We've tapped our maples and I just received notice for Johnny Seeds that my order has been shipped. I totally feel your pain, man!

Damn The Broccoli said...

It's still too cold here for us to do anything!

Temperatures for the last month have rarely got much above freezing and the rare 8 centigrade at the weekend saw me busily sorting out a run down shed.

I put up a greenhouse in January and I am desperate to get out there and get growing!

I'm soooo with you on this one.

The overwintering garlic is just taunting me at the moment

Sandy said...

Nice to see you posting again. I've got spring fever big time. My grow lights are ablaze and the greenhouse is in use. :-)

Jen said...

I'm pretty sure I have a garden plot under the 4 feet of snow in that part of my yard. 2 degrees F when I got up this morning, so I think I have a few more days until I'll know for sure.

Shannon said...

Oh Gosh, I am so with you on that. I can't WAIT to get out and dig something! We're lousy with a winter mix today and tomorrow but 50s and sunny Friday through Tuesday so this is the weekend to get out there and clean up and get ready!