Cold weather comes to a close

    I believe this last week of February will be the last cold one. I've heard for the past week the spring song of a bird outside my bedroom window. I don't know which bird it is, and I haven't gotten up to see. I used to know without looking which bird it is but I'm out of practice since I can't see as well as I used to.
    Walking out through the orchard I noticed green shoots of grass showing up. The sun is getting warmer and it is keeping the greenhouse warmer, so the furnace doesn't run as much. That saves on the fuel cost, and the seeds will start sprouting faster now. So far the cabbage, lettuce, rhubarb, and marigolds are starting up. I thought I saw some tomato and eggplant, but that might just be wishful thinking. I hope customers will want to come out to the greenhouse to buy plants. We are only growing Heirloom and Organic seedlings. We will also have Sweet Potato slips, and orders will have to be in early for them. When it starts getting warmer and drier, it will get very busy and I won't get much else done. Daughter and Son-in-Law are coming next month to visit but will be staying with their daughter and family. That new baby has more curb appeal than I do! I wish you could see some of the pictures my daughter took of her. She is a very good photographer, and the pictures look very professional.

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