*joining in with the Yarn Along over at Small Things*
Now that the snow has finally gone, my mind is turning to the earth that has rested quietly under its white blanket all winter. The tulips the children planted last fall are reaching their green arms to the sun, and my eyes are seeking out new places to turn the soil and plant some seeds!
Janette Haase's From Seed to Table is my perennial favourite when it comes to gardening, as it was written in Ontario and so follows a seasonal schedule that fits with where we live. It's amazing how much valuable information is packed into this relatively slim volume!
I found The Seed Underground at our local library. I'm not a fan of non-fiction, but this book is so poetically and artfully written, it's easy to forget that I'm reading about the depletion of the world's seed stores...except, of course, it's too important to forget. But so far, I'm not feeling defeated or hopeless. The author does not use scare tactics to get her point across, and I appreciate that. I am more motivated by hope than by fear.
And I've started a toe-up sock to work at in those rare quiet moments!