It's been a cold, cold January here in Minnesota. After over a week of below 0 temperatures in the middle of the month, we had a bit of a warm-up, then back into the deep freeze. When I left for work at 7:15 am this morning, it was -16F, with windchills up to -40F. I suppose I should be happy that we're having a "normal" Minnesota winter, but after the last few years of "global warming" winter, I think I became soft and spoiled.
With the cold, it's been difficult to think about gardening. At left is the garden two weekends ago, as seen through the ice covered porch windows at -10F. The good news is that February is almost here - it will still be winter, but spring is getting closer all the time. This weekend I will finally start putting my seed orders together. One day it will be warm again!