We thirsted for rain only to have it pass north or south of us. When it finally came,
I started the tomato seeds for my garden just before January's snowstorms. I'd bought little greenhouses and heat pads from an Internet company last December. Since the snow outside kept our sunroom colder than I liked, the plants stayed inside the house under CFL lamps. I got the idea for the grow lamps from the Internet, putting my spin on the design so I could use the parts I had on hand
While I was planting tomato seeds, I also planted seeds for Jalapeno peppers, and tomatillas. I've never grown tomatillas before. When the weather warmed and the plants were big enough, I set them outside i a wagon.
I have the plants in the garden now along with zuchina plants. I'll add two egg plants and a row of okra later.
Once we started getting rainfall, our asparagus bed started producing. The chopped ham, fresh asparagus, and egg breakfast taco I had this morning was delicious.
The good news is our strawberry and blueberry plants didn't freeze out last winter. I can't say that about our crepe myrtle. Even our three big ones died down to the roots.
I end with two photos, the first is of a moth I'd never seen before, a Pandora Sphinx, and the second is of a stained glass suncatcher, a bluebird, handcrafted by Kathy years ago.