Today has been pretty productive. This morning I mostly got to sleep in while Tony got the girls up and ready for the bus. I woke up with the same migraine, but figured I'd try to be productive anyway so I finished my hat that I was crocheting. Yay! Since I can't read patterns and nobody taught me how to make a hat, I made it up as I went and it turned out pretty nice! In fact, I have only taken it off once for the girls to check it out after school.
And to bring the day to a good end, Tony drilled holes in all but three of my containers (he didn't see the last three hiding behind the laundry basket). That means tomorrow I can start winter sowing!
Mail today brought my much awaited sweet cherry seeds. That means I'm just waiting for the blackberry and two blueberry seed packets I ordered from eBay and all of my winter sowing seeds will be here and ready to plant!
The weather is weird in Minnesota. We have a weather phenomenon we locals like to call the "Brainerd Bubble" where big storms will split and go around us, or other weird weather things happen frequently. This week we've been cold. Tonight we're supposed to get down to -23, plus a windchill advisory on top of that. The forecast for next week includes five days at or above freezing. This is why we don't wintersow tender annuals in December and January. Five days of warm weather (remember it's even warmer in the containers than it is outside) is enough to trick some seeds into germinating. Fortunately right now I'm only working on my seeds that require cold for an extended time before they'll germinate.
The plan is to finish cleaning the living room and get at least some of the tree seeds planted tomorrow.