bagels, seeds & a good read
one of the perks to having folks come visit from up north is the bagels. they always bring fresh bagels. real bagels. bagels that go particularly well with a sizable smear of butter and a cup of hot rooibos chai.
and knitting, too. this is a scarf for her. a little cotton spring-ish scarf. we've already decided it'll be her 'wild violet' scarf, after the little purple and white beauties that no doubt will start popping up in the yard soon. she will smile over them, and pick them, and eat them. she loves those violets.
also, it's time to start thinking about, looking through, and even planting seeds. today we got started and seeded three varieties of onions, some leeks, and shallots. we'll start some others in a week or two. greens, kohlrabi, some broccoli rabe if I can find it, and plant the peas in mid-March. but for now, it's alliums, alliums. the past two years we've had grow lights set up down in our basement, but this year we're setting up shop in the classroom/office. a little less space, but a lot more opportunity for watching the magic and helping those babies along.
oh, and there's this. I checked it out from the library yesterday (it was nearly 65 degrees and Claire and I took the bike to town- and oh that made me ready for the change in weather. I can't wait to put that bike to good use!), after having been on the wait list for several weeks. I know I'll have just the two weeks to get it back because that list is long. so I dove right in, putting aside The Joy Luck Club (which I am loving) since I don't have to return that one. This sucker is 771 pages long and I'm already swept in around about page 120. (I was in way before that, though).