If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do April Snow Showers Bring?

Hopefully they are harbingers of success, because that would be perfectly okay! Instead, they felt like yet another factor delaying us from getting outside. Bad weather from earlier last week didn’t give much hope that the yard would be dry enough to work in, and then snow and rain on Saturday (plus diving temperatures) sealed the deal.

It started out innocently enough, and then the flakes tuned big. Like huge enough to see streaking by the windows.
It started out innocently enough, and then the flakes turned big. Like big enough to see streaking by the windows.

Okay, so we really only got rain for most of the day, but in the early afternoon, the snow started. Seemed a nice, big cold front had stalled over our region, bringing flurries-turned-GIANT snowflakes for a couple hours. But though it snowed, we didn’t think it was warm enough for the snow to stick…until it started sticking.

All we could do was laugh.
All we could do was laugh.

We don’t get April snows very often round here, so it was mostly just amusing once the snow started to accumulate.

A far away view of the yard from one of our upper-floor windows. Seems we have som e sticks to clear off the roof.
A far away view of the yard from one of our upper-floor windows. Seems we have some sticks to clear off the roof.
A very non-descript, yet snowy picture of the front yard.
A very nondescript, yet snowy picture of the front yard.

Since it had been raining before it started snowing, it was hardly cold enough for the snow to really take. And before we knew it, we were back to rain again.

Wet, wet, and more wet.
Wet, wet, and more wet.

We stuck it out indoors on Saturday with hopes that maybe we’d get outside on Sunday. But Sunday turned out to be truly chilly — like January cold — and the yard remained sopping wet and squishy, so we opted to work on indoor projects.  Good thing we don’t have a shortage of projects at any given time. 🙂

So this past weekend was a bust, but indoors, the seedlings are hanging on. It really is looking like we’re going to have a very slim pepper crop this season, as no more of those seeds have germinated. Maybe we’ll get lucky in the next couple weeks. Heck, we’d just be happy to have a nice, sunny, and not-to-cold weekend in the near future, because there’s some weeding and more cleaning to be done. Plus, it’d be great to get some lettuce seeds planted outside before the end of the month. Here’s hoping!

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