This is an end-of- winter Monday Report. Next Monday it will be Spring. The temperature this am is 32 degrees and we are enjoying a snow flurry. Grrrrrr. But you can see there has been a lot of snow melt. Warmth is predicted for this afternoon. Although the season has been most unusual, the maple sugarers seem to be having a good run.
Even though the snow was very deep with plow piles along here, the exposure is to the south and snowmelt always comes early.
It is because of the warmth that come early that comes here, not to mention protection from the wind, that I prepared a new garden last spring using the lasagna method. Early lettuce, lots of broccoli, parsley and a nasturtium transition to the Daylily Bank. I can’t wait to begin again.
The metal Krishna and the stone wall absorb enough heat from the winter sun to cause some snow melt at the far side of the Sunken Garden. The snow is still three feet deep here, and even deeper in the southwest corner.
It’s a good thing spring is almost here because the woodpile is seriously depleted. Two cords of wood – gone up in smoke. Fortunately, there is more wood waiting to be split under the big plow pile. Spring is coming. I can see it through the snowflakes.