Tomorrow we head off for Australia where Tom will be busy promoting his new book The New Conspirators and I will have a chance to spend time with my family. April is not a good time for me to be away – not because of the work that will pile up while I am gone but rather because this is prime planting time in the garde and spring will wait for no one. Even though the days are rather chilly I have been madly planting – cauliflowers, broccoli, cabbages, greens & onions in the garden (with much able help from the Mustard Seed House community) and transplanting tomatoes inside – at least 80 little plants are gracing our indoor front porch at the moment. By the time we get it will look like a tropical jungle. Thank God we live in community or they would all be dead by the end of April.