And how are our friends back in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts handling the usual problems brought on by several feet or more of snow? Last we heard there wasn’t even one bit on the ground, and with the very unseasonable high temperatures in the area, the people were swimming and walking around in shorts!
During my walk, I found that the piles of rose bushes, clematis, and zebra grass were covered with snow, so we may have to just let them be until next spring when they can be burned. With nothing growing up along the many fence rows we have on our property, things look pretty bare and surely will look better when spring and summer come once again to put new life into the pruned vines.Just a bit ago Dale gave me new hope to help me get through the winter. So what was he was doing while I’ve been writing? Sitting in the big easy chair in the living room, with the sun shining on his seed catalogs, carefully checking out prices and varieties of seeds.
He has already made out one order, and was in the driveway on the way to the mail box, just ready to put the envelope in the box, when the mail carrier stopped to leave some mail for us, and then went merrily down the road, not even catching a glimpse of Dale! He will be planting the seeds under the grow light in the basement when March comes roaring in like the lion. Surely he won’t have the same bad luck that came last year! Last spring our tomato plants had grown sturdy and strong by April, but the ground was so wet, after we had had so many days of heavy rains, that he couldn’t set them out in the garden till almost June! – CHRIS