We are having a cold snap in the weather. Up to now it has been a mild winter but the cold weather reminds me that it's time to sit back and wait. I hate waiting. I'm not good at it. I need to have a project. It has been pointed out to me that I could work on house projects, but considering I still need to be cutting and sanding and staining, I'm not keen on it. I usually have a cleaning fit in the spring. I am more then willing to wait for that to strike.
So, I wait.
I have ordered seeds. The half pound of buffalo grass seed has arrived. The vegetable order that I placed hasn't materialized. When over come by some impulse, I did buy a few seeds when in town. I have decided that this year I need to try root vegetables. I have had no luck with beets. I think the problem is due to the rabbits. Any other problem and a few of the seeds would have made it up. But after three full seed packages and not a single beet, well, I shall blame the natives. Hopefully this will be the summer of beets, parsnips and rutabagas.
The hens have been good to me this winter. They have never just stopped laying. I have even gotten numerous days when every girl has given me an egg. I have one hen that gets very frustrated with me. She wants to keep her eggs so badly. I will let her set a nest in late spring when it is warm.
So, she and I wait.
I have a friend who reminds me..... the earth is patient. I am not.