The lilacs and magnolias are budding but it is March. Only just. But March never the less. This is my least favourite month – anything can happen. And it is so long. It came in like a lion though.
Yesterday was windy and cloudy and cold and it will be about the same today I think with a high of 39f/3c. The forecast says we will start with a little sun though – sun is good. It is just below freezing as I write.
There are little bits of green appearing and as long as the weather does not dip into some awful sustained deep cold or we get a nasty snow fall, the spring might continue to spread.
I scrolled back to a few Marches this morning just so I could see what it was like other years and it looks like we have had some miserable freezing storms in March in the past. Cold.
Marlene commented yesterday that she had read that Chicago had just completed two months without snow cover (they need an inch of snow on the ground to be counted as snow cover). The lowest on record. She read right and thanks to chgjohn you can read that article here. We received more snow than Chicago this year.
And this garden is being prepared for planting next month. The seeds are sown and in the little glass house. More seeds and plants are on the way. Three wwoofers will be arriving in five weeks to plant the spring gardens and get summer on the way. This year I will be selling pork and herbs to the restaurant for the first time, so I have to spend some money to make money and this worries me. This time of year supplies of everything are low.
But the sun is out for a while and my coffee cup is empty, so I am going to get out there with my animals.
I hope you have a lovely day.