California Dreaming

Recently we were fortunate enough to have escaped February blues with a trip to sunny California. It looked like this...


We had an amazing time. Blue skies, short sleeves, walks on the beach and invaluable family time with dads, grand-dads, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, cousins, etc. 

But truth be told I was excited to get home. Time with my family is always amazing, but I couldn't wait to get into the green house. I wanted to see how the seeds I sowed before holiday were fairing and get cracking on my spring sowing. Days would be longer which surely would mean warmer as well. Right?

Well, not so much. The view from my greenhouse is a lot colder and whiter than I would like...


It's a bit disappointing. I was hoping to spend my baby free time finishing my last row of laying compost in the flower field and sowing sowing sowing. Instead I have spent most of my free time hauling water to the cows, making sure they have had enough to drink. 

Its ok though. Perhaps this means we will be awarded with a cracking summer. And when it does warm up and blue skies come again, we will appreciate it all the more. And when I see my first seedlings spring up, I'm going to do a little dance and thank them. And appreciate them for the valuable things they are. A sign that Spring is surely on its way.