Itâ€™s finally that coveted time of year weâ€™ve all been waiting for. This Sunday,Â Daylight Saving Time officially begins. After a long, harsh winter for many of us, the days are finally getting longer, and in no time, weâ€™ll be off to workÂ transplanting seedlings and nurturing new members of our flocks and herds. I, for one, am looking forward to evenings spent tending my garden and enjoying grilled farm-grown meals on my back patio.
Itâ€™s been a tough season. Weâ€™ve survived a polar vortexÂ and multiple blizzards, and our friends on the West Coast continue to endure severe droughtâ€”but thereâ€™s hope on the horizon for many of us. Although we are losing a preciousÂ hour of sleep this weekend, weâ€™ll be gaining valuable daylight that we can spendÂ prepping our land for the growing season ahead. Think of this time as a launching pad for the spring to come, and start making a plan for action.
On my small bit of land, Iâ€™m working on a plan to expand my garden, adding in sections especially forÂ medicinal andÂ culinary herbs. I need to borrow a tiller to dig up the lawn and begin acquiring various native plants to include in the herbal mix. Even though we still have snow on the ground here in Kentucky, I already have visions of bright-purple Echinacea flowers and fragrant lemon balm growing alongside ourÂ tomatoes and peppers this summer. This peek at whatâ€™s to come gives me hope and helps quell my severe case of cabin fever.
Is Daylight Saving Time inspiring you to get ready for spring? If so, tell me what youâ€™ve got in the works.Â