I struggle with this question every January and February!! In the spring (January, February and March) there is a mad dash to accomplish lots of different tasks in order to get the growing season up and running on a positive note. This creates this dilemma of having spring feelings of despair or enjoying the feelings about spring.
I love spring (which you probably guessed since this is my 2nd blog about it....). It is by far my favorite time of the year. One of the most exciting things is to watch the perennials start to burst bud and show a new year of activity. The asparagus comes first (and we are anxiously awaiting its arrival) then the strawberries start growing from their dormant crowns, then the miniature leaves start appearing from the blackberries and apples, the grass starts to green up and the temperature starts to warm. These are the feelings I revel in. Of course there is the backlog of winter projects that are only half finished, but that doesn't stop the feeling of excitement and awe every time spring arrives again like clockwork!!!!
On the flip side, spring creates a feeling of despair in that there is always work to be done..........that just cant seem to get done. Currently the beds are in need of tilling (which if done in continuum would take about two weeks). Plants in the seed room are approaching time to be transplanted out. However, plants cant be transplanted out until beds are worked. It seems to rain just at the right frequency to make the beds nearly ALWAYS too wet to till. Then there is the endless seeding of crops that will begin in about two weeks.
Nevertheless, I can't help but watch the new season progress with Joy and anxiously await the arrival of warmer temperatures, fresh new spring growth and the start of a new season!!! I am definitely feeling spring!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )