Winter has been long and cold. I long for some greenery.
February here in Canada is considered the depth of winter. After the January we’ve had though, I don’t think it can get any worse…The polar vortex, the ice, the snow, yet another issue with the furnace, it has taken a toll on my sense of humour. We’re more than just a little fed up.
But the last few days have been more bearable with seasonal temperatures, which had Sonja and I go down to the lake. Imagine, we went outside ON PURPOSE for a recreational walk! How utterly unusual.
The sun made me think about how much I miss being outside. Even though it’s not that cold out it’s still kind of tricky to negotiate the ice chunks, the slush, and the endless road salt everywhere. Everything is covered in salt stains. I tried to get to the car wash the other day because the windows were beyond dirty, but the lineup was so long and I just didn’t feel like hanging around.
So then one day I started chopping some carrots. One of the yellow heirloom ones had sprouted a little bit of greenery on the top, and that made me think of spring, and gardening season, so I put the piece of carrot top into a tiny shot glass filled halfway with water. And it grew! I think I’ll grow some more for the poor, stuck-indoors-more-than-people guinea pig. He’ll love to nibble on some fresh greens, I think.
Today I was chopping yellow beets. I decided to keep the tops too, and placed those in water as well. Will it work? Time will tell.