Yes, the first seeds are in the ground. I found, somewhat to my surprise, that a part of the garden was dry enough yesterday to plant lettuce. So I planted some. Also some dill and radishes, because I came across those seeds while I was looking for the lettuce seeds and why not, right?
I noticed while I was out there that the chervil is growing nicely already, and the chives are just starting to stage their comeback. The little sprouts of the fall-planted garlic and shallots are bravely poking their green heads out of the cold ground, as well.
This was all very satisfying and cheery as I was wandering around in the sunshine yesterday, enjoying the 60-degree temperature. Then I woke up to sleet this morning.
The lettuce may not sprout for awhile yet, but it's there, ready and waiting for the warmer temperatures to return. As am I.