This afternoon, my younger sister went out and bought more soil so that my niece and I could make yet more newspaper pots. I was quite pleased to discover that some seeds, planted on Thursday, had sprouted. They are Mina vines and judging from the numbers sprouted, I should have about one-dozen vines.
The funny thing is that my niece was convinced that these were the seeds that we planted up on Saturday. I didn’t have the heart to say that our Saturday tray needed a bit more time before we would see some seedlings springing up.
It feels particularly good to see these encouraging signs of life – of spring. Snow is in the forecast for the next few days. Luckily there are books to read, a fiddle to play and a ribbon embroidery project to finish.