In this cold climate I am often tempted to plant some vegetables early, such as beets, carrots and cabbages, but I have found that if I wait until at least the end of May, maybe early June they produce a much better crop. So, this year I will wait and try to be very patient. It is hard at times as the growing season here can be so short but patience is sometimes very key to good produce.
Look at that! Leaves!!! I have many friends and family down south where the temperatures are already into the 90's during the day. I often wonder if one can really appreciate the wonders of spring until you have lived in the frozen north for a few years.
We don't own a tractor yet, so seeing a wonderful neighbor drive down the road yesterday evening with this little beauty was very exciting. The first pass was made but the ground is so wet we can't make a second pass until it dries up a bit.
Dandelions! I know I'm weird but I loved seeing these little flowers yesterday. I'm sure it won't be long now and I will have fields of them. Every year Mountain Man and I joke that they are our most prolific crop and if only we could make a living off of them some how.
I'd love to hear from my readers if spring has arrived yet for you. What is your favorite sign of spring?