Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Here Comes the Sun
The 20th of January every year is exciting because we get to see the sun again, marking the end of the lazy blue light of winter. It peeps over the mountain for less than a minute causing the light to refract through ice crystals making most amazing sun dogs over the river and shines brilliant through my kitchen window making my eyes squint as I stare into its face.
I feel extremely joyous at the sight but somewhere deep down inside a feeling of regret that the easy short days of winter are going to give way to the summer chores and the 24 hours of sunlight with the midnight sun.
The solar panels will be back on duty soon, it is coming fast right now we are gaining almost 7 minutes a day!
So now the time has come to start seeds for this years garden. We grow all our own vegetables and herbs for the year from Arugula to Zucchini. More to come in a future entry about our garden that we water with a pump and fire hose.