After all our cold and dreary winter, I think sping is finally here. I'm feeding the animals in the morning with only a sweatshirt rather than a warm jacket to keep me warm and am down to my jeans and t-shirt by the evening feeding. Even the plants seem to agree. The Buckeye is blooming as well as the Pansies and the roses.
Woad is a wonderful plant. It is the historic Northern European source for indigo, grown there for hundreds of years until other sources of indigo made their way westward from the far east. Woad doesn't have an much indigo in it as the Japanese and far eastern indigo plants but is a hardier grower in northern climes.