MIDDLEBURY RESIDENT KATE Gridley waters garlic sprouts in her backyard garden Monday afternoon. In the face of tough times, Gridley finds solace in her garden.
Independent photo/Trent Campbell
I have long thought that putting those first seeds into the ground is akin to an act of faith. Is it too soon? Is it warm enough? Will there be enough moisture? Too much? Will the seeds sprout? Or rot?
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