I just want everyone here to know that I wish winter would get a clue once, just once! Is that too much to ask? Once?! Leave the humans alone. Who do you think you are, The Ice Age?! Go the hell away, get the hell out once for a change. Damn dickweed winter bastard.
I'll say one thing about winter...it sure makes it easy to appreciate spring and summer. I have a back yard garden
and I start tomatoes inside...and maybe on a sunny day I'll begin to think about doing that. Used bakery containers...they
act like miniature greenhouses...and then I transplant them into used milk jugs...not the gallon variety, but the next size smaller,
cut in half, place the top in the bottom, dirt & plant goes into the top, water from below...maybe cut a few slits in the
top so there's more than just the nozzle for the plant to drink from...the plant develops nicely.
Down to our last jar of bread & butter pickles and we used up the last of the jam...but we've got a freezer full of berries...so if
it ever stops snowing, and I get my tax paperwork done...I can put up some more jam...strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, plum,
rhubarb, combinations of all.
The first signs of spring are already here in my location too: constant sunshine, and well, that's about all. It's pretty amazing that, although the outdoors temperature is still subzero in Celsius, the sun is able to warm my apartment like it was summer. I wonder how hot is going to be three months from now.