Looking at our selection of seeds in the store earlier in the week I was impressed by the almost 20 types of sunflowers we offer. That then got me to thinking ‘When is Kansas Day?’ I knew it was in January, so I did a quick internet search… ‘Ope!’ It’s the 29th! This search led me down a rabbit trail to see our official state symbols.
We’ve had some cold mornings this week. Fifteen degrees on Tuesday morning reminded me that we’re not even a month officially into winter. With Groundhog Day Sunday, February 2, we can only hope that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow. Tradition has it that if Phil sees his shadow, he will be frightened and will return to his burrow, indicating that there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not see his shadow, then spring is on the way.
In today’s day and age, we're able to find information about almost any topic on our telephones! Our phones! I remember comments my dad would make about computers years ago. He said he knew how to spell the word, but beyond that he didn’t know too much about them.
Winter has officially arrived, and I’m already thinking spring 2020. I tell myself every nice day we have is one less day that we have a chance of cold, stormy weather. On sunny days, even in the winter, the greenhouses need to be ventilated to keep the temperature where the plants favor it. Plus, we’re not having to keep furnaces running to warm the space up for the plants. Plants are like us, they seem to do better on warm, sunny days!