Last August (the 2nd, to be precise) we ordered a canning rack in anticipation of an abundance of ripe tomatoes from our community garden. Unfortunately, it was on back-order. Since our tomato crop was hit by the blight soon thereafter, this wasn't a big deal. Every time it got close to shipping time, we'd get an email saying there was another delay. After a while, it was just a matter of waiting to see if and when it would ever ship. Well.....I'm happy to report that it came on 20 February!
Coincidentally, just this week we heard about the first community garden meeting of the year. So we're choosing to think the rack came really early....and we're already ahead of the game.