Monday, April 18, 2011

Ummm...


Really? I was so surprised to find the cold weather crops I planted last week shivering in their raised beds this morning. I know snow in April is not unheard of in the mid-west but I really felt we had turned the corner to Spring already, didn't you? I'm pretty sure the chard, romaine, beets and radishes will survive this brief turn in temps but I'm not sure about the blue lake beans (seeing them looking super sad way at the end of the bed?). I guess I really could have waited another week or two to start my planting but the joy I felt last week when getting my hands in the dirt so needed, so rejuvenating and so grounding. So I guess I'll file this note to self for next year and keep my fingers crossed for my frosty little seedlings. I have an appointment in the city this morning but I see lots of studio time and cooking in the cold wet week ahead. See you soon...

4 comments:

Bev said...

stopped by to say hi...i love your art! i am in the process of buying supplies to try my hand with encaustics, it intrigues me so!

artslice said...

Don't feel bad, we just had a big snowstorm today... it didn't stick much but went on for at least 3 hours or more!

I'm chomping at the bit myself wanting to plant flowers and herbs.

They dance for rain, maybe we should dance for sunshine :)

Leililaloo said...

So sad! I hope the baby leaves will survive..here we have an incredible spring start off with temps that make you want to swim :)) I feel uber happy!!

tangled sky studio said...

it looks like all the baby p's made it through...yeah!
the two sweet 100 tomato plants are in the "if-i'm-lucky-we'll-have-tomatoes-before-the-farmer's-market-but-most-likely-we'll-die" category.