Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Spring Feeling

Today felt like spring in so many ways. It really hit me this afternoon when the sounds and smells came down the hill from our next door neighbor mowing his yard for the first time this year. It was a sixty degree, pleasant, sunny afternoon. The hum of his mower enhanced by the aroma of fresh cut grass really promoted the spring-like mood.

In our own yard, spring activities abounded as well. Pansies were planted in the flower beds.

...and the garden beds were tilled in preparation for cool weather vegetable plantings.

Lettuce, Spinach, Onions, Potatoes, and Broccoli seeds were sown into the freshly tilled earth. Tomorrow's forecast is for temperatures to barely reach 40 with rain, and possibly even some frozen precipitation to remind us that we are still transitioning from winter into spring. But any precipitation is welcome news right now. We have had below normal precipitation for well over a year now and so we will take all that we can get. With rain events being few and far between, we try to plan our farm chores to take advantage of forecasted precipitation like we did today.

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