From January to June, and back again

86 degrees.

It was 86 degrees here last Saturday. 8. 6. In mid April.

And boy…was it ever nice! 😀

The next day, Sunday, we barely reached 50. The weather is such a funny thing.

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Somewhere Spring is springing…we think

That title there is really only in jest, though we really have had a chilly start to the month. According to the local forecast, it looks like Spring will be making its grand debut this coming weekend. Until then, well, we’ll just make do.

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When all is quiet

Should we use this space to complain about yet another snowstorm? Eh, at this point, it seems quiet redundant. But yes, along with everyone else, we survived our fourth Nor’Easter of March. And though this one dumped them most snowfall of all the storms this month, it really wasn’t that bad. Our local road crews did a good job of keeping the streets clear, and we really only had to shovel out once. Plus, warm temps that followed made quick work of the snow generally, though even now there are still a few stubborn piles here and there. An d this week, Mother Nature has changed her tune significantly towards a Spring-ier song! Warm and rainy is what’s promised…we’ll see how that all pans out.

Another snowy day, as seen from our screened-in porch

Meanwhile, there’s little else to report. Our new sump pump has been working like a champ, and we’ve had no further plumbing mishaps *knock on wood* since. The seedlings are doing nicely, and we made a first pass at thinning out the tomatoes (more on that next week). As we head into Easter, it’s a good time for some quiet reflection anyway. And right now, we’ll take all the quiet we can get!

Is there such a thing as “cold fatigue?”

Boy, has it ever been chilly around these parts lately! If this March has proven anything this year, it’s that it is in no way ready to relinquish that whole “In like a lion…” thing. We’ve had our share of warm snaps this winter, but March has been steadily in the 30s and 40s (if not colder) for most of the month. And now we’re facing our fourth Nor’Easter …yes, big ol’ numero FOUR… of the month! As it’s now just the First Day of Spring, if we aren’t ready for some warmth, we don’t know who is!

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Happy Seed-Starting Day!

So many seeds!

Seed Starting Day has become something of an unofficial holiday in our house. On that day, we spend half the day with the seeds, from preparing the trays to the actual planting of them, and then we spend the other half of the day being as lazy as possible. 🙂 Okay, “being lazy” is relative, so maybe the most we did was order pizza. Either way, this year’s Seed Starting Day, which we held this past Sunday, was as good as any. And this was despite the fact that our yard looks like this just a couple days earlier:

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