Patience may not always be my strong suit of mine, and it's even tougher when you are past your due date. Projects to pass the time are a must, even if they are manual labor. The Saturday morning farmer's market was full of Spring garden seedlings, the weather was begging for us to be outside, and it was hopeful that a little yard work would prompt some labor. While we weren't successful in the latter, we did get the garden tilled with fresh soil and Spring veggies in the ground. And our biggest commitment: Asparagus. That little row of lettuce may not look like much, but surrounding it are asparagus crowns. Since you can't harvest the first year it's not an immediate gratification, instead a long-term play that will hopefully have delicious payoffs.