It has been said that patience is a virtue. If this is true, my garden should be successful. My midwestern garden still lays unplanted. The ground is still quite wet underneath. When the farmer in the bib overalls worked the ground yet again with the disc pulled by the big green tractor, I couldn't help but notice by the mud caked on the dual wheels that the garden must be too wet. This makes me sad. Very sad. However, I come from a long line of farmers who have said that the key to a successful crop is healthy soil conditions when planting. I hope this is the case, because I may be the last of the gardeners in my neck of the woods to plant their garden. This should worry me, but it doesn't. I will be able to sleep tonight knowing that I won't have to cover my tomato plants when it frosts this weekend.
On another subject, planting of the field crops should begin soon. The engines of the tractors have been running as they are worked upon in the barn. The planter is poised and ready to begin its work in the field; and the seed corn has been delivered. This may very well be one of my favorite times of the year. I love to hear the purr of the tractor as it plants the seeds in the field.
Please forgive me for the lack of photos. Due to the lack of planting in the garden or fields, the camera has not seen much action.