I'm back from my business trip, which was lovely but left me appreciating home all the more. Because there were quite a few days on the trip that included snow, I was eager to get home to what I hoped was more mild weather. The Valley did not disappoint.
Today the sun was out and the snow was melting fast. There isn't much left on the ground except in the deepest shadows now. While out in the backyard, I looked longingly at the raised garden beds, and decided I couldn't wait any longer. Expecting to be met with a rather sharp vibration up my spine as I hit ice in the garden, I was pleased to find, instead, that the earth yeilded to my shovel eagerly.
I added compost and dug the raised veggie bed well, and rejoiced in all that rich, dark earth. It is now raked smooth and waiting for the pea seeds I'll be depositing next week sometime. This is the reason I choose raised beds for gardening - they can be planted early and harvested late.
While I've been dealing with a sick cat, a bullied niece and a business trip, I've forgotten about the February giveaway. I'm happy to say that the kitty is at about 90%, the niece is happily starting a new school tomorrow and the trip was a wonderful success. And so - on to the giveaway!
Because I'm knee-deep in Spring Fever, even though it's not yet Spring, I'm going to give away a book from one of my favourite authors about embracing the Green and staying connected to nature in your magical practice.
The Way of the Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock
I'm a big fan of Arin's writing, and I know that one lucky reader will be receiving a great addition to their library. I'm also going to throw in a few packages of medicinal herb seeds from one of my favourite seed suppliers!
As always, all you have to do is be a friend of the blog in some capacity. Follow the blog by clicking the "follow" button up there to your right or follow me on Twitter. You can also find me on FB, and now on Pinterest (as if I didn't have enough going on - but damn it's addictive!) Leave a comment below and you are entered - just like that!
I'll draw the winner's name on February 29th. Good luck!