Although I would not want to live where the winters started early and lasted long, I’m always glad for the six weeks (at least) of winter that we have here in Virginia.
As my garden and borders rest —- I too rest from outdoor chores when the weather is bad.
As my garden and borders build energy to prepare for the surge of growth that will come in the spring — I like to think of myself as building energy within to be ready for the coming season.
Winter is a time of preparation that will enable us — if we use it properly — to be better prepared to meet the work ahead of us.
As I have used my fresh frozen peas, soups, stews, blueberries, strawberries, figs, tomato sauce, snap beans and peppers from the freezer this winter — my appreciation for my garden has continued to increase.
I look forward to the newness and youthful beauty of my spring garden. With much anticipation I look forward to the delicious taste of herbs, lettuces, greens, fruits, and vegetables from my soil.
With each passing year my cooking is more and more simplified because with good food you don’t need to do a lot.
I become more and more spoiled each season with the great bounty my garden provides. I can hardly bear the taste of greens, vegetables and fruits that I don’t grow.
I hope you have and are making your plans for your most successful season. Spring will be upon us before we know it.
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