Having said this, I almost backed out of the chore when I opened the front door and that first wave of cold air rushed past me. But since I had to feed and water the animals anyway, I figured I might as well plunge on ahead, or in this case, outside. The greenhouse was bound to feel cozy after trudging around the homestead in the wind and the snow.
As I finished my chores and stepped inside the warm greenhouse, I realized that (once again) I was right--it did feel cozy in there. So, I dusted the snow off of me and happily slipped on my gardening gloves. Suddenly it felt like Spring, and just as suddenly, I felt like planting something.
I fill a shallow container with soil, moisten it with water, and sprinkle on the seeds.
If you don't have an upper shelf in your greenhouse, or even (gasp) no greenhouse at all, I'll add you to my prayer list...and I'll let you in on a little secret: You can still sow seeds. Just cover the container with plasticwrap to trap in the moisture, stick the whole thing somewhere warm (like on top of your fridge), and forget about it for several days. Most seeds don't need light to germinate, so as long as they're warm and moist they'll do what they naturally do--sprout. And that's our ultimate goal, right? After all, if seeds don't sprout then they can't grow. And if they can't grow, they can't produce all those ripe juicy tomatoes that we can't live without. Oh, what an awful thought! Sorry to depress you, and by "you" I mean me.
So to make up for making you read those disturbing sentences, let's do something to make ourselves feel better...how about looking at this:
I'm pretty sure you're in love with me now...or at least with the tomatoes. Either way, I feel better.