Here it is â€“ a countdown til spring. From now until the first day of spring, I will post ways to make the dreary days of midwinter a little more merry.
Day 11: Watch #allthesingleladies soak up some rays.
There is really nothing merrier than watching chickens free range in the fleeting midwinter sun. It’s almost as if my Seattle chickens, like us Seattle people, know how rare it is and know they better make the most of it. We don’t take the sun for granted around here. Watching them peck around, dust in the actually-dry-for-once dirt and preen in the sun is truly delightful and made me smile yesterday. (Did you see the other pictureÂ I took of them? They crack me up!)
Day 12: Plant identification with kids.
Day 13:Â Plant your backyard berry patch.
Day 14:Â #dirtonmyiPhone
Day 15:Â Start seeds indoors.
Day 16:Â Sew a sassy garden tool belt.
Day 17:Â A class that keeps on giving!
Day 18:Â Buy yourself some flowers.
Day 19:Â Go to the park and play!
Day 20:Â Plant peasÂ (and sign up for myÂ free newsletter!)
Day 21:Â Take a gardening class.
Day 22:Plant bare root.
Day 23:Â Sign up for Seattle Seedlingâ€™s Spring Fling!
Day 24:Â Plant primroses.
Day 25:Â Get yourself a doughnut and make it â€œfor here.â€
Day 26:Â Frequent the Farmersâ€™ Market
Day 27:Â Eat Root Vegetables Disguised as Cake!
Day 28:Â Be a Garden Show Goer.
Day 29:Â Drink more hot chocolate.
Day 30:Â Create a springtime â€œadventâ€ calendar.