The tiniest empire has been planted. The seeds of a new regime have been sowed in lush soil, the dried out dreams have been given a new hope with a soft touch of water, the legacy of generations lives on again in a new home- a temporary home until summer is here to stay. The babies will be coddled in the warmth of the house, to grow strong under strict supervision, until it is time to be transplanted into the great outdoors- to battle wind, rats, children, cats, at times dogs and draught, all the perils of the small life. Soon though, after sun and water, this tiny empire will feed a household and its lucky guests, it will be the star of many dinner parties, its life will give nutrition and satisfaction to many. For now, I am proud and excited for the tiniest empire to take root and seek out the sun.