I've said it this same time every year since I started blogging.
I'm really am. But it is what it is. And it just has to be this way.
I mean I didn't plan for it to be this way. I didn't plan for you to live in 6 months of freezing ice and sleet and snow. I live in the desert where yes, we do have to hibernate for several months, but none of our hibernation involves gloves, slipping on ice, or scraping windows!
We now enter the time of year when we desert dwellers come out of our dens. For months now, we've been confined to our homes. Finally, after about 4 months of heat-induced isolation, the cooler weather has come to the desert, and the desert rats are emerging, giddy and ready for outside activities.
So I'm so sorry to the residents of New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, or (help me now) Wisconsin or Minnesota! My consolation to y'all who are about to uncover your snow shovels and see if those moon boots still fit your kiddos. Now is the time the desert rats get to flaunt green grass, flowers, bare tootsies, shorts and sunshine!
Again, I'm sorry, but it's just the way things are!
I submit to you exhibit A-The planting season. Now is the time we sow little seeds, and baby plants in the soil and watch them sprout and blossom.
Tomatoes. We actually have about 4 different varieties growing.
The sweet basil is gonna be a bumper crop!
2 varieties of Thai Basil for all those Viet recipes
I got 'em all planted early this year. I'll just have to be sure to cover them during the 3-4 frost/freeze night that we'll have over the winter. And the babes just love getting out to water each day.
Oooooooo, it's gonna be a good growing season!
Coming next--Part II where the babes
find it necessary to play in the mud and move dirt around help