We had a bit of a light drizzle this morning. And since it was rain rather than the "s" word, it was very welcomed.
One of the highest raised beds in the garden is actually showing now so we know the snow is going down.
The snow is going down so things are looking up!
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These deer were right outside our back door late Friday afternoon. We see a lot of deer on our property, but they usually don't venture this close. Considering the harsh winter they've just gone through, it's surprising all the deer we've seen in our locale seem to be in good shape.
Maybe by July you will get up over 50.
Sunnybrook Farm - That's kinda iffy, but we should make 50 by August. If we have a hot summer. ;o)
You've probably mentioned this before, but how do you keep the deer from devouring your garden!
Our crocuses are blooming, don't be jealous though cause they are blooming through a mat of grass. I really need to just dig out all those gardens and clean out that stupid grass. My back hurts just thinking about it. I almost wish we still had snow so I could stay inside and read books. But I know how much you love to garden so I'm glad to see your snow is finally retreating.
I sure hope it warms up soon too. I'm lucky to see deer once a year anymore. I did see about 6 the other day, but not on our property.
hang in there -- the warmth is spreading north ... we had 60 yesterday and one would have thought it was 80 -- way to many shorts, tank tops and flip flops on the young things ...
Hubby and I drove to Houghton Lake yesterday to see if any herons were showing up at the rookery. Still frozen, but they have NO snow over there .....and it's only 30 miles away!!! What a difference.
It did hit 50 yesterday, and it's supposed to be that all week. I'm thrilled. I see brown, baby, lots and lots o'brown. You can't believe how good that looks!
And I didn't have to trot off to eat pie in Dubuque to see it-hahah
Those deer are beautiful and you got another great photo! Ours move so fast, there's never enough time to grab my camera. Our weather has been 15 degrees above normal one week (day!), then 15 degrees below normal the next week (day!). I hope your thaw out continues and you are on the road to Spring!!!
Leigh - There is no way we could garden here without protection from the deer. We have 7' high deer fencing around the whole area where we have the veggie gardens, berry patches and fruit trees. That all is off the south or "front" side of the house. The pictured deer are outside our back door in the area where our driveway comes in to the house and the whole back area (storage buildings and wood working area) that isn't fenced. (Baaad sentence structure!) As I say, they usually don't come that close into the "people" area so I was a little surprised to see them there.
Sparkless - I do know what you mean about snow and the winter seasoning giving us permission to "stay inside and read books!" And don't feel like the Lone Ranger . . . my back will hurt, too, when I first get out into the garden!
Kristina - This is the time of the year that the large deer population in our area really starts moving around. Unfortunately, that also means we see way too many of them smooshed on the roads. Sometimes they do come right out of the woods and jump out in front of you, but other times people see them standing right on the edge of the road and don't even bother to slow down.
Hi, Marie - Isn't that the silliest thing you can see? I'll still be in jeans and polar fleece and those teenie-boppers are risking hypothermia to show off their young bods. (Maybe I'm just jealous. Nah.)
Sue - Hubby saw two wild geese flying over on Saturday but they'll still have a hard time finding any open water around here. IF we do get the above freezing temps this week that we are supposed to, I know our snow will sink fast. I hope. Please. (Our high yesterday was 37°.)
Lisa - It's really weird the way the temps have been so radical in parts of the country south of us. Sure must make it hard to get into the spring swing!
No idea how you do it. I wouldn't last one winter there.
Our driveway is a huge muddy mess. How wonderful is that!!! Pulled the rubber boots out from under the basement steps. It must be spring!!
Tyche's Minder - Sure you would! Just think of all the fiber arts you could work on. :o)
odiie - The first part of our driveway gets sun and is fast becoming a muddy mess like yours. The last part goes through the woods and is currently a slippy-slidey, icy, exciting ride!
Whoohoo for melting! Pretty soon you will be busy planting, and getting some much needed sunshine :)
Well Summer is here already, 92 today, planted tomatoes, ans zucchini and yellow squash last week, spinach is doing good and the birds have eaten my 3 ripe strawberries.
Stephanie - I'm beginning to think you may be right! Lots of melting so far this week with our temps rising above freezing and lots of sunshine!
Tombstone Livestock - 92°?! I'll take our arctic temperatures over yours. (Isn't it a good thing we're all different?)
P.S. The birds say those first ripe strawberries were delish! ;o)
Since I am so, so late in catching up - I hope that, by now, you are in mud season. Wishful thinking? Reality? Hope things warm up fast - relatively speaking...
Susan - Just getting up a post regarding our snow melting . . . and mud making. :o)
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