Winter is moving onward. The sheep are getting fatter and fatter and there will be lambs on the ground in about two weeks. The days are just a wee bit longer and when I leave work it's still light outside. The remnant of last Monday's snowstorm is melting quickly except for on the north sides of the house and barn. I bought these carnations for the house last week just because they are so alive.
I've ordered a seed catalogue from Seeds of Change a couple of days ago. Pretty soon I'll be starting some seeds indoors under a couple of fluorescent lights. It's exciting to get a head start on spring and I'm looking for heirloom seeds, preferably open-pollinated and organic. Because this year I'm going to take the Seed to Seed Challenge from Melinda at 1 Green Generation. Check it out, sign up, and start growing even if it's just a container or two on your porch. The only plants I've grown consistently using seeds saved from year to year are my Mitla Black Beans so I've got lots to learn. The benefits of seed saving? Your plants adapt to your own locale over the seasons and become naturally more disease resistant, you're saving those beautiful, fine tasting, old heirloom varieties from total extinction, homegrown organic food is 'way healthier, and you're being part of the change our world has to have to survive.
Have a lovely week all!