Friday, February 17, 2012

Early Spring?

  Today, as I sit near the window, I can see the birds working the feeders quite happily.  And the grey and red squirrels are out - not too odd.  The chipmunks have been out and  about for at least the last three weeks - a bit early for around here.  This morning, my husband said the daffodils in the side bed were starting to sprout. Too early for this part of the world.  Maybe, just maybe, we can get an early garden in this year.  Just trying to find the bright spot in global warming!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


  When did February become the busy month?  It used to be the seriously boring month with the Spring  not yet in hand, and winter at its grey, tired worst.  Perhaps the fact that we really have not had winter contributes to this early revving up.
   At school everyone is starting to work great guns on the Spring musical, The Drowsy Chaperone.  It is kind of tricky for me since our costume shop is very small, understaffed, and worst of all, has too few racks.  It makes pulling costumes from stock very difficult  since there is no where to  put them!  The shop is currently in the midst of building The Cherry Orchard, so you can see where the racks are being used.
   I did do my annual order of vegetable seeds.  I tried to keep the list small - but ended up spending about $25 on seeds.  I would love to plow under half the back yard for a large-ish garden - just 1/4 to 1/3 of an acre, but I think that would foment rebellion among the troops.
   Maybe things would be nicer if we had some snow.  real snow, not the flurries we have been getting followed by 45 - 50 degree days so it all melts anyway.