First Planting March came in like a lamb with several warm days in the high 60's, tempting all the gardeners to put something (anything) in the ground. As usual, March has a little something for everyone, and it went out roaring like a lion, ending with several blustery days in the 30's. Oh well, it … Continue reading Spring Planting
Winter's End? Officially, it's still winter, but the sound of "March" lets me know that spring is coming. The trees are still barren and the ground is still brown (and frozen), but the migratory birds are now flying north. That's encouraging. Just hang on for a few more weeks! Thought for the Day: Spring is … Continue reading Winter’s End?
Snow Drop After a bitterly cold February, March has come in like a lamb. Signs of Spring are poking through the ground that was buried in 12" of snow only two weeks ago. Thought for the Day: When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.Ernest Hemmingway
Although we had a very mild winter, it's always nice to see a Spring day. As winter's grip loosens its strangle hold on the Midwest, March's warming trend brings wide swings in the weather. Short periods of sub-freezing temperatures make warm sunny days like this even more special. After being cooped up inside all … Continue reading Hoo Ray, Spring!
Go fly a kite! Back in the day, this was a derogatory phrase meaning, "Scram", "Beat it" or a politically correct way of directing you to that subterranean area that is hotter than blazes. Today, the phrase is an invitation for fun. When I was a kid, the Cub Scout Pack would have an annual … Continue reading Go Fly a Kite!