This post was moved back to April 2, since writing yesterday about snow still on the ground seemed too much like a bad April Fools Day joke.
Alas, it’s no joke. Though it’s April, snow remains on the ground.
Happily, the white stuff is in retreat. In another week it should be gone for good, leaving only drifts of snowdrops in its place.
Thank you all for your patience during this time when there has been no camera to work with and no computer to send posts from. There are now cameras to use, as the broken ones have come back from the repair shop. A new computer has been on order for a while, and should come soon. This post is written on a borrowed machine.
A month ago, the Sixteen-foot Poindexter Memorial Aluminum Ladder Section was still completely frozen underneath a drift. The drift is gone! Here’s Wishetwurra Farm, from the usual vantage point.
The middle view of Wishetwurra Farm.
Only one patch of snow remains inside the fence.
The full extent is seen in the Southern View of Wishetwurra Farm.
The drift of green is a mass of mache, which the old-timers just called it “corn salad”.
Inside and outside the garden, daffodils and narcissi are rising from the earth.
The first flats of greens are underway in the greenhouse.
Every year, just for grins, and for a possible extra-early first crop, we start some peas in a flat, to transplant as soon as we dare.
Here and there on sunny days the first blossoms are open.
We haven’t seen any honeybees yet, but are keeping our eyes open.
And that’s the way it is, April 2, 2015.