Good idea Mary Ann, we definitely needed this thread! We go on really good tangents, so they should have a place to bloom!
Tom, reading your post made my stomach start growling....thanks, LOL Well, I can't blame it all on you, I've got my own jazzed up version of pork and beans going in the crock pot and its starting to smell really good in here.
Yesterday was mild and cloudy here, and I worked on getting veggie beds prepped. I'm extending the garden and adding 3 more growing beds, and one is going to be devoted to Zinnias and Sunflowers. Growing up it seemed old ladies, who always had the best gardens, typically had a row of Zinnias and I loved that! I'm telling myself its to draw pollinators, but I know the truth- its just to have something pretty to look at while working the garden. For me it is a slippery slope to start taking food garden space for flowers, so I must watch myself
Colder today with a few snowflakes falling. Trying to make myself get back out there, need to stay somewhat active during winter so spring rush doesn't kill me, LOL