Taproot's first issue. And now, we're so close to the moment when we'll put it to USE! Our strange, mild winter has warmed into an incredibly early spring. What a wonderful gift for this mama who can't wait to get back into her garden again! After more than a decade of diligent vegetable growing, I gave it up completely last year to write Reinvention. I had never even put my beds to rest thoroughly- not so good. It's a wild and intimidating jungle out there. But I'm going to use this head start the earth is offering and get my hands dirty. Like so many children, mine were not always the most enthusiastic helpers out there. But they've missed it too! Our CSA was great... truly, but there is nothing like picking your own dinner right outside your door. They've been planning along side me, especially my littlest tomato eater. She wants her own bed filled with purple flowers and sungold tomatoes. We can do that! There are months to go before we can really plant the fun stuff, but this weekend will be the beginning of reawakening our garden... in fact, I already donned my Mucks this morning for a quick initial weeding. Oh how I love a good weeding session! Do you have garden dreams? Are you looking at your seed packets longingly, too?