We've had a beautiful day today that almost, nearly, just about got up to 50°. Tomorrow is supposed to be another day of the same. Then . . . dum-da-dum-dum . . . snow/rain/sleet/wintery mix starting Thursday into the weekend. (Does anybody wonder why our area is so sparsely populated?)
But lots and lots of snow has been melting rather gradually because our temperatures haven't been very warm yet. And that's a good thing considering all the snow we had to melt.
Still, I've never seen our wood working area in the back so wet. Our land goes up rather steeply for a long ways right behind this area so with the huge amount of melting snow sliding down the hill, I guess we can't expect anything else this year.
My raised garden beds are (for the moment) totally free of snow. Yayyy!
The pumpkin patch is ready for planting. (In another month. Or six weeks.)
All but the very southern most end of the field garden is free of snow.
The pond's ice around the edges has been melting each day, but then freezes over again at night.
This snow pile on the north side of the house has gone down significantly. Still a ways to go though.
The blueberries (in the foreground) and raspberries (behind) are emerging from their cozy, winter blanket of snow cover.
A sure sign that I still have faith in spring arriving to the north woods is that I started my first seeds inside today. I'm sure that seems very late to most of you, but you have to remember I won't be able to set seedlings out in the garden until the middle of July. I'm kidding! I hope.
Perspective of a shepherd
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