It is Valentine’s Day, and I can remember long ago, Pop going out and scratching a furrow, sometimes even through the snow cover to plant lettuce.

We don’t do that anymore, here on Sunrise Ridge. Did anyone plant lettuce today?

Then, in March on St. Patrick’s Day, Irish potatoes went into the ground.

He planted our big garden by certain dates and moon phases. Usually we had a good garden, enough to enjoy fresh, plenty to reserve and some to give away.