Spring has us on it’s typical up-and-down roller coaster ride once again this year, but we still feel way ahead of last year! Last year we had our “Snow Mountain Out” contest, with Snow Mountain being the mound of snow on the back of the house, where it piles up as it falls off our metal roof every winter. In the photo below, which I took this week, the snow is at about the same height as it was last year in the middle of April!
We called it officially out on Easter Sunday in 2019, which fell on 4/21. This year, Easter is much earlier (4/12) and I have no doubt we’ll be able to use our doors again long before that. That is, unless we get another snow storm! So far, it’s only in the forecast north of us, we are only expecting rain.
While we had many mild days recently, the last few have been chillier. One day, Luke is wearing his coat for our walks, the next he doesn’t need it!
We certainly have to take it day by day. Spring is definitely on its way though, and we’re hopeful it’s truly on schedule to be early this year. Of course, you just never know. The farm birds are beside themselves with happiness over all the bare ground, and the guinea hens even got adventurous the other day and walked across the snow!
Another sure sign of spring is the fact that the chickens’ egg production is finally up – on this day we got 18 eggs – our all time high! Most days we get at least a dozen, and we’re excited about that.
While we’re not seeing much green, or even budding on the trees and bushes yet, there is green popping out of the ground!
I can’t wait for the first daffodils, and our day lilies are showing up as well – they are usually the first.
I guess it remains to be seen if there might be more snow in our future or not, but right now, in spite of the chillier temperatures, we’re feeling pretty optimistic!
Are you expecting an early spring in your neck of the woods?
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