One day of warm(er) sunny weather. That is all we have had so far this spring. Spring in the Willamette Valley is usually rainy, but we usually have some days of beautiful sunny weather. Not this year. So far, we have had record breaking cold, record breaking levels of rain, and only one day that seemed warm and spring like. My new motto is "Don't complain", and so, with that in mind, I will say no more about the really cold, wet, gray spring. Really. In a non complaining kind of way, I am really praying for some warm, sunny days. We need the fruit trees to pollinate, and that will not happen if we do not get some warmer weather. Last year, we got almost no plums, Asian pears, pears, or quince. I was only able to can thirty six quarts of peaches, and those were gone by December. I think we are all feeling edgy and a little bit cross, as if we needed to get outside and run around soaking up some sunshine. So! I am off to make a big pot of soup to warm the farmer when he comes in. It is that cold!