the ground has finally dried off a bit. and the seeds we planted last month have begun to sprout. corn & beans & squash & herbs, among others. i still have tons of weeding to do. and unfortunately the storms destroyed all my transplanted tomato plants. but a new batch of seedlings is growing steady indoors and should provide us with some late season fruit. but i have to say, the worst part of gardening, beyond the backbreaking work, is the waiting. i'm hungry now!