This always has me thinking of Spring, and what I want to plant for this year. We have just received the first two catalogs of the season, the Burgess catalog, and Richard Owen Nursery. I am sure that more will be arriving as January goes on. This year, I plan on starting most of the seeds inside so that the squirrels do not eat all of the larger ones like they have done before. I love watching the little furry creatures; but it makes me really mad to find all of the shelled and eaten sunflower and squash seeds. I am thinking of growing some of those really long and skinny cucumbers this year. I have seen them in stores; but never tried growing them. According to the catalog information, they grow on sturdy vines, and are pretty easy to grow. We have a lot of trees on the property, and where it is sunny, the ground is hard packed, and some of it has been graveled over as well; so I do a lot of the growing in planter pots, or the wooden planters that Bobby has been making for us. That way, we can take advantage of the area where we do have enough sunshine .