If you've ever read this blog before, you are no doubt used to my complaining about the weather. Well, I'm at it again, brace yourself.
Like a lot of folks in the Northwest, I get a touch of the ol' Seasonal Affective Disorder around this time each year when the weather isn't winter-winter weather anymore - falling snow and white-dusted evergreen trees - but instead it's BLAH winter; cold, soggy with overnight frosts spaced just far enough apart that you start to think Maybe I can plant out my... ZAP! Think again, says Mother Nature. Bwahaha!
Recklessly hopeful in spite of knowing better, I've gone ahead and planted a few things out, namely peas from seeds and starts, and a few red kale from starts. I've also started some greens indoors under my grow lights. They're up and growing well. They have faith that spring is coming. Maybe if I crawl underneath the grow lights myself and bask in their twitchy, faux sunshine, I too will wake up hopeful and energized for a new season.
In the mean time, it's all the coffee I can imbibe, vitamin supplements out the ying-yang and sheer stubbornness that are keeping me going through this gloomy, seemingly endless Winter, trudging slowly on toward Spring.