On one day last week, I came home and had the 2008 Seed Savers Catalog waiting in the mail. I know it’s a long time until actual planting season, but the catalog itself is just a little glimmer of hope.
A glimmer of hope I needed to keep in front of me, because the very next day, my garden turned into a sea of white, and has remained in such a state ever since.
We’ve been fighting icy conditions around here for days, and while I know there’s a break in the weather coming up shortly, I’m finding it easier to cope if I spend at least a little time every day flipping through the catalog pages and imagining what I could put in if my garden was at least eight to ten sizes bigger than it is.
Oh, tomatoes. Oh, lovely lettuces. Oh, watermelons that look like a starry night sky. A warm starry night sky. When you can wear shorts. Shorts, that is, without a pair of long johns and then a pair of jeans on top of them.