Sunday, May 1, 2011

Old Man Winter!

Today is May 1st and we have fallen back a few weeks, with a late arrival of a winter storm. This spring was moving along ok, maybe not as warm as we would like it, but ok.  Our garden is waking up just fine with parsnips, onions and rhubarb all growing nicely.  Since the soil has been snow free most of April, the soil is warming up and drying out. We are hoping to soon start planting some cooler weather plants like peas, parsnips, rutabagas, cabbage.  However, this morning the temps dropped into the mid 20's and an inch of snow lays on everything that Mother Nature could touch.  Now, we start to wait!  Again!

1 comment:

  1. We only had flurries down here, Bill, but the cold is not a nice thing to have to face on May 1st. I haven't even touched the garden, I have too many chicken things to tackle.
    I did get my Black Giants separated and they will need about 3 weeks before I can collect pure eggs. I need to do a check, but I will have to check their fertility before I can get any out to you. I will keep you posted though. I had the vet out here to do my field test for blood testing and they all passed.
    I hope it warms up there! and down here.