Thursday, March 15, 2012

I DID WHAT?????

Today I played in the dirt.
I love dirt.
I love earth.
It was 54 degrees!
Unheard of in this frozen wasteland part of the planet.
Winter usually drags on
and on
and on.
But just for today...
I pretended that Spring is tomorrow.
I planted peas, radishes and lettuce.
It is supposed snow tomorrow
and will probably last for months...

But just for today

my hands are dirty.

And I needed that.

25 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Good for you! My husband loves radishes on his tossed salads!

Ginger said...

You can plant this early? Don't you worry about your plants freezing?

Anonymous said...

I am just waiting to see what little presents the previous neighbors planted. Which, of course, will promptly die since I own them now.

Barbaloot said...

I chose to ignore the part of your post that discusses snow. If I ignore the cold weather---it'll go away, right?

JennyLynn said...

I did not know you could plant anything this early. Glad you had some nice weather that allowed you to get outside and play in the dirt.

Emmy said...

This post almost makes me want to garden....almost :)

Connie said...

As I walked around my yard today taking the puppy to go piddle I thought I was going to sink in the soggy grass. Goodness the rain has been terrible. It gives me encouragement that you could actually work your soil, good for you!!!

Connie said...

Digging in the dirt is therapeutic! If I remember right, last year at this time, you were still under a foot of snow! Glad you could enjoy the 54 degree weather...if only for today.

Momza said...

It was over 70o here yesterday--Spring taunts us so much here in March! I even had the sprinklers running for a few minutes. But, we all know that our best snow storms are usually during Spring Break and through April. It's not time to plant anything here yet. Lucky you!

StitchinByTheLake said...

It's well and truly spring here. Pollen. Need I say more? blessings, marlene

Pedaling said...

we will take the warmer weather any way and anytime it comes!

just call me jo said...

I remember those bursts of warm amid the cold in Idaho. The seeds will survive for those plants. I always had to hold myself back on bedding plants until after Mother's Day. They'd freeze every time if I planted earlier. It's been 85 here lately but will "cool down" to 69 Sunday. The weather guy called it a return of winter. hahaha He don't know nothin' about winter...

tammy said...

What does it mean if I can't stand dirt on my hands? It means I have one little tomato plant, and one little strawberry plant. The peas are still waiting to be planted.

Yvonne said...

We are enjoying the same kind of weather--actually, I am LOVING IT!!!! I have absolutely no snow in my front yard--which is amazing.

" Hit It......." said...

I am dying to work in my yard too. I have spring fever. When you do you some flowers planted, post a picture.

Furry Bottoms said...

It feels good to get your hands in the dirt! I keep eyeing my backyard. It needs a lot of work... but its too dang cold outside to do it! Glad you took advantage of what time you could today!

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh blah for snow!

I have no idea how to garden. I wish.

wendy said...

At least you didn't Eat the dirt?...or did you.
I am glad you were able to get out and enjoy some "spring-ish" weather.
We are supposed to get snow tomorrow too!!
booooooooo....but at least it will help with all the MUD around here. I am so sick of this mud I could scream.
oh wait...I did that already.

enjoy your weekend sweet friend.

Nana said...

Snow will be great for your new plants!!
I am going out to play in the dirt right now.

chancythegardner said...

Playing in the dirt is good for the soul...I played in it yesterday. Maybe the snow will skip by your place. Hugs!!!

Julia said...

I love to play in the dirt too but it will have to be indoor. I have a few geranium seeds that sprouted. That's it

We still have lots of snow on the ground because of the latest snow storm. sigh..

Have a great weekend. JB

Barb said...

I'm so glad that you played in the dirt!! I also love the dirt - my favorite is right after my garden is tilled . . . sinking my toes in that fresh, damp earth . . . heaven!!

Hugs,
Barb

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Aren't you glad you live in the S U N S H I N E State? It's downright balmy over there!!!! Have you tried sprouting your radish seeds? They are really yummy!

Valerie said...

Other than the TERRIBLE wind, spring has been quite pleasant. However, when I went out into my yard, it was still pretty sloshy and it was turned into a dangeros mine field by the dog. Instead, I sat on the porch and soaked up the Vitamin D. I'm ready for more!

Laura said...

I was out there too! Didn't plant anything yet, but within the next week or so, I should have all my tomato seeds, and then I can start them indoors! Yee-haw!!!