Bertie just came in from outdoors. It's raining, because the cat is a little damp. It's still dark, and I haven't stuck my head out yet to see what the weather is, but a wet cat is a sure sign. It also seems warmer this morning than it has been recently.
We got a lot of gardening and yard work done this week. Walt planted radishes, chard, and snow peas in part of the garden plot that I tilled up a few days ago. The next plantings will be kale — this year I have two varieties, Dinosaur and Red Russian. A friend in California tells me Dinosaur kale (a.k.a. Lacinato) is the best kind. I've never planted it before. I brought the seeds back from North Carolina a few weeks ago.
I just opened the shutter on the kitchen window and sure enough, it is raining. And it has rained overnight, because there are big puddles on the road. The seeds Walt put in the ground this week will be happy.
Oh, and when I was tilling the garden plot a few days ago, I noticed some little collard green seedlings growing out there. At least I think they're collards. They must have grown from seeds I planted last November and then more or less forgot about.
I thought slugs and snails had eaten them all, but collard plants are very hardy. I dug them up and transplanted them into two window boxes for now. There are about a dozen of them altogether— plenty for the coming season. I'll transplant them back into the ground before too long.