Hope Springs Internal

The glaciers are almost gone here at Small Wonder Farm.  The ground below is still pretty frozen, so the worst of the muddy season is still around the bend. I picked a huge bowl of spinach today and planted fingerling potatoes and indoor germinated sugar pea plants in the high tunnel.

Now that the main garden has had the glacier recede, I took a walk back there.Despite absolutely knowing that there is no way asparagus can be coming up yet, I had to check.  Anticipation of what is to come might be one of the biggest gifts to a gardener.  I will console myself with memories of last year’s crop.