Some of you have inquired as to the status of the Ambitious Garden. Well. It is often hard to focus on such endeavors when there are so many soothing post-work activities.

I mean, when 5 o'clock can be rosé in a jar and a pristine forest lake, how can one spend time churning up garden soil with a pitchfork?

Clearly, not us. But it is also clear that, due to freakish snow and completely unacceptable wind situations this week, it is probably a good thing that the seedlings are still safe and cozy inside. Procrastination has yielded nothing, it turns out, but prudence.

The seedlings are getting a little big for their britches, it is true. But we have an ace up our sleeves for the garden this weekend, plus at least 27 feathery surprises to prepare for.