The winter months are my least favorite as I feel trapped both emotionally and physically. Fortunately the weather has been warm enough to play and I am able to ride my horse almost daily. The winters are mild were I live but some years, such as 2009, it was terribly cold with lots of snow. And on Christmas. Who would have thought it would snow on Christmas?
Sitting at the kitchen table yesterday afternoon reading Bon Apetit, I realized it was the Spring edition with all the meal planning for Easter. What a fabulous time of the year. All of the recipes using fresh picked vegetables right from the garden. I have decided to plant ramps. Leeks are one of my favorites, so I shall give this wild leeks a try in the spring.
It motivated me to draw out plans for the garden and begin preparations now so that everything is in place come February when we start planting. It seems early but in North Central TX, you can plant as early as late February. I tend to plant the first week in March.
Thanksgiving just tired me so and it’s all about the baby for Christmas. I don’t care to celebrate in the mainstream way of shopping till one drops and looking for bargains. It’s about the birth of Jesus and that is the only thing I shall celebrate.
Plus I miss the wild Spring weather of wild thunderstorms and dramatic sky paint.