March 2021 The Feeling of Spring is on it’s way

During the middle of February, our region got an ice-fall followed by a snowfall. Fortunately, it wasn’t dreadful, our region caught the edge of the artic blast that devastated so much of the country. The snow left long before the bitter temperatures did.

While the ground was covered in ice/snow, Spring seemed just a fairytale in a time far far away and the gardening season even further. It was out of our reach except in our memory, daydreams and picture books.
We’ve got Yukon gold potato sets, onions sets and a several packs of seeds on the ready to plant as soon as the weather breaks and last frost is a memory.
As I looked out across the snow covered yard to our garden spot, I longed for the gardening season to begin. Even though we’ve shrunk our garden to a small more manageable spot, it’s still a joy and relaxing to get out a work in. Plus the delicious veggies, oh yes.

As I was tidying up my potato bin, I found a sweet potato that apparently read my mind about missing gardening and felt sorry for me. It decided to break free of the plastic microwavable bag and grow.
Well, cool, I’ve been wanting to start a sweet potato vine, I just didn’t think the pre-treated microwave ready bagged ones would grow. Guess I was wrong.
I fixed it a small jar of water and set it in the window to see if it would grow further. In the above photo, except for the toothpicks, is how it was straight out of the potato bin. It was giving it a wonderful effort to grow.
I had my doubts that it was going to do anything for the first week and a half, then it surprised me with roots and lovely little green leaves. Feels like a bit of Spring in my home. 😀
It looks as if, I might get 2 or 3 slips (vines) to plant in the garden. If I can keep the vines alive, Hopefully, they’ll grow a sweet potato or two for us to have for dinner this Summer. ;D

My daffodils are blooming. They are such a cheerful spot of color against the gray and browns that dominate the landscape.
I was going to skip mentioning the folk lore of ‘snow lays once on daffodils’… however… I went surfing and from a quick look, the lore is disappearing off the net. There are fewer mentions of it now, so I feel I should go ahead and give it this quick mention lest it is forgotten.
There’s an old saying that’s been passed down, in many southern families, for oodles of generations, that says,
‘snow lays once on daffodils’.
Without fail, even if it’s just a dusting or light snow, every year, the saying holds true.
I never was clear on if the snow has to be after they bloom, so whenever it snows and the stems are up, I take photos and hope for the best.

As an added thought here:
I feel like we all need to keep some of the fun lores going, if for no other reason than to give newer and future generations a much needed chuckle for the day.

Do you have any pleasant or fun lore that you and your family pass down through the generations?

I wish you all a week of Sunshine and Smiles.

 

 


 

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6 thoughts on “March 2021 The Feeling of Spring is on it’s way

    • Hello Fueledbydebra,
      Welcome to my blog.
      I know how you feel. I’m so ready to start my garden too.
      I wish you much success with your garden.
      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment.
      I hope you’ll visit again some time.
      🙂

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  1. What a happy surprise to see the sweet potato grow! I hope spring arrives soon so you can recreate your garden. The daffodils are just lovely; it’s nice to see that the saying still holds true. It reminds me of one of our lores – that winter lasts until one of our festivals (the festival is called Maha Shivarathri in honor of a god) – I’ve never really checked if the saying is true 🙂 but in recent years, changes in seasons seem to have become a bit random so it definitely won’t hold good anymore.

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    • Thanks Anita,
      I’m enjoying watching the sweet potato vine grow. I hope it stays healthy for gardening time.
      Your festival Maha Shivarathri, sounds like a good way to enjoy the end of winter and welcome in the Spring. Thanks so much for sharing this with me. I like learning about your culture.
      I agree about the changes in seasons becoming a bit random, I think that’s why I try to find a smile in the simple lores that bring a bit of fun.
      I hope you have a fun rest of the week! 😀

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