Signs of Spring
March 30: black currant leaves just visible.
April 2: 14F (14F!!!!!!) at night. Forecast called for 24. I did not cover my newly planted brassicas. A week later they show damage – the outer leaves show large whitish spots.
April 3: spotted the first green deciduous tree on the way to a client – a weeping willow with its acid yellow-green new leaves.
April 5: Keith installs 2 new bee colonies.
April 7: peas pushing through. No sign of the fava beans. Afraid the mice got them.
April 8: we are harvesting large bowls of salad “greens” from the garden. My favorite fast food available again!
April 9: first bear visit of the year. Yikes! A big fellow (or madam?) too, on the porch, at 2 AM sniffing around empty grain bags. He carried out the box where I neatly fold the bags and proceeded to go through them. No damage done. Noise maker in action…
April 10: First dandelions blooming here. Time to start watching for bee swarms.
April 11: Spice berries clouded in yellow. Can the redbuds be far behind? And we all know what that means…