Sunday, February 28, 2010

Daffodils and onions

Signs that spring will, indeed, arrive eventually: the daffodils are coming up along the vegetable garden's fence, and I bought a bag of onions last week.

It pained me to have to buy onions. We had so many -- and such better quality -- but they did run out eventually. It's good to know that the red onions will, in fact, store until at least the end of February in my chilly kitchen. The last one was beginning to form a sprout in the interior of the onion (not visible outside), but was perfectly edible.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Spring is coming

I'm not sure I believe it, but if I say it often enough, I may start to believe.

Spring is coming.

I'm a little encouraged that the daffodils are up, and have been since mid-January. The pessimistic part of my brain insists they must have come up back in the fall, when the weather was mild until fairly late.

Still, spring is coming.