Photo by aussiegall.
It’s easy to get impatient and stressed because of the ultimate deadline in gardening: fall and winter. You want to get as much out of the season as you can before it’s over. Your impatience may drive you out in the garden to work when the weather conditions are no good. Maybe you start digging before the hard frost is over or maybe you force yourself to work under the burning sun in the big sandy cloud that arises, because everything is so dry. This is when garden work turns into actual work: Things you do when you would prefer doing something else. So why do it?
Gardening is about learning and having fun. Spring will come. The rain will find its way to the dusty soil. The weather will get better. It always does. And you will accomplish so much more when the timing is right and you’re happy.