Miscellaneous Garden Rambling
My first late winter garden is in: three large beds of lettuce (occupying space until May, at which time the ground will be used for summer crops, my pea bed, a mini-bush pea grow box, and a bunch of spinach in the cold frames or containers. If we get another winter blast (or an extended cold snap . . . which is apparently on its way), I'll be able to save the spinach and one lettuce patch (by moving my portable cold frame over it), but the rest of the stuff is at risk.
I'm really digging my portable cold frame, incidentally. I used it to warm up three different patches of soil before planting. It is currently in a fourth spot, warming the ground where I plan to plant kale later.
The Catholic response to Harry Potter? The same woman who brought Harry Potter to America told Random House they needed to publish this book: Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls. It's by the biographer of Mother Angelica and EWTN personality Raymond Arroyo. My family's copy arrives today. I'll let you know how my two youngest kids like it.