Thanks, all, for your comments. Andy picked a number between 1 and 23 (the number of comments) and the winner is Jane Marie. Congrats! E mail me at nicirae at gmail got com with your address and if you’d like green tomato relish or smokin’ plum butter.
In other news, this is what we woke to this morning:
It is great, actually. But whah. Looking back to posts last March at this time, my garden was so dry that I could turn the dirt and my compost easily and I was having to water some spring bloomers because they were parched. So, I am thankful (with a reluctant grimace). It does make me feel behind because my garden was totally ready to swallow seeds one year ago and today, the trench that is beginning to function as a regular annoyed topic of dinner conversation is still scaring my snow-covered, unthawed plot.