By Sharon Parker
Sure, the drought persists. Yeah, there's a risk of floods because the frozen ground can't absorb the melting snow fast enough. Never mind all that -- it's spring! If our farmers weren't optimists, surely we would all starve!
So, let's celebrate the optimism that spring inspires, and the people who will soon be plowing the fields to feed us all.
This collection of excellent Minnesota handmade items evokes the optimism of spring in Minnesota, and I've included a link in my comments to some classic Minnesota music to lend a festive (and did I say optimistic?) air. (After you click over to the treasury on Etsy, you will need to copy and paste the URL provided in my comment there into a new window, because Etsy doesn't support links, but you will be well rewarded when you do. Be sure to sing along with the refrain, the lyrics aren't too difficult.)
Just click on the image below to visit the collection on Etsy, and from there you can click on each item and perhaps find something you simply must own.
Cheers, and happy spring!