It seems late – the end of May. I have usually made a good beginning by now. But the last two years have been very wet and cold and I am happy to just be starting. Happier still that I have someone to share this passion of growing things and digging in the dirt. Today we cleared the beds, turned the soil, picked up a few starts, and found the netting that will keep small backyard friends out of our garden. It is a start in more ways than one.