Thursday, April 05, 2007
I was out in the yard before dawn this morning pulling sheets off plants and checking the damage of overnight freezing temps in our beds. I was also back and forth with water knocking frost off before the sun hit them. Planting some shrubs and flowers early this year was risky, and now I'm bearing the consequences of having to do more work and brooding than those of you who are waiting until after April 15. I rolled the dice this year, and we will see after the next 3 or 4 frozen days whether I crapped out or not. Those of you who haven't turned a single spade of soil over can kick back and wait out the cold in leisure. I'll be in horticultural overdrive and I'm hoping to kick back myself before May.