I peered out the window at the dusting of snow that had fallen overnight, and I wondered what the groundhog was seeing. It was Groundhog Day. And no matter what he decided, it looked like winter was sticking around. Granny always told me despite the weather, Groundhog Day is the day you plant your greens. Lettuce, spinach, chard, kale, arugula...all those cool weather leafy greens need to get their start while the snow is still flying. And they won't start themselves. So, I put on my thermals, slipped into my woolly boots, and headed off to the greenhouse. I sorted through my seed stash, scratched up the soil in my seed starter boxes, and sprinkled in the seeds. I topped them off with a light layer of soil then showered them with a bit of water. Then I dusted myself off and dashed back to the house to warm myself by the crackling fire in the wood stove. The groundhog might think spring was far away, but to me, it suddenly felt a little closer.
Green Groundhog Day
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