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Did spring miss the boat?

Mar 24, 2012
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Everywhere in North America seems to be basking in above normal temperatures while we have SNOW and lots of it. Despite having passed the vernal equinox, spring seems a long way off. The only sign so far is that the chickens are laying and the compost pile is steaming gently. 

I was looking at photos and my garden journal to stave off cabin fever. This time 2 years ago I had crocuses. I might have crocuses right now but they are under at least 3 feet of snow. Normally I could plant peas in a week or so but today I was pruning my fruit trees and I didn't need a ladder. The snow was deep enough and hard enought I could stand on it and reach most branches.

So enjoy the unseasonable warmth. I'll be shovelling snow of the garden beds and planting peas if you need me.

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Hang in there

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