Here at the vineyard, spring is just around the corner. I could, and should, plant cold weather seeds this weekend. I won't. I'm too busy with the children and errands. I'll have another window the following weekend. Fortunately, I don't have to worry too much about that. My spinach and my beets survived the winter and look gorgeous. I even have garlic chives hanging onto their space in the garden.
Fortunately, I have a toddler playing in the garden, digging to his heart's content. It saves me work for him to "play" and accomplish the hardest work. I love having little ones who are happy to work as play. Not that he doesn't have more than enough toys. He's a delightful boy who loves to help. He watches whatever we are doing and dives right in alongside us, especially me.
Both my beets and my spinach are heirloom varieties. I discovered early in the winter a new garden supply business that features organic and heirloom items. I have amazing support for my way of looking at the world, and it's all around me. I appreciate so much how much I have - physical, emotional, geographical, social and spiritual. Few people get to live in a magical space like I do. Someone else my not be so fond of my little lot. They would be missing all the beauty that I'm experienced enough in the ways of the world to treasure.