The Marathon begins. It's the middle of January with low temperatures around ten below and not much to do except look out the window at the snow and cold. This is when a Minnesota winter slows down the clock. On the bright side, the seed catalogs are sprouting in the mail box. I've taken a seed inventory and placed a couple orders. Seed prices along with shipping and handling have gone up so I'm cutting back a bit on the mail purchases. This seems like a good time to catch up the blog where I left off last year.