If This Isn’t Spring, What is It??

Last year I got a big fat lecture from John the nurseryman about planting my tomatoes too early. He took me outside and pointed north. “See that mountain? It has snow on it. You can’t plant anything in the ground until the snow on that mountain is gone.” Apparently this is local lore. (Silently: “Whatever…”) […]

The Promise of Spring–Oh, Joy!

Today is a special day, what is known as a cross-quarter day on the solar calendar, as February 2nd marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It sounds promising, does it not? This day was marked by the ancient Irish as Imbolc, also known as St. Brigid’s Day, and later […]

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