spring and then winter
We've had crazy weather for April. I was ready for spring. Well, the flowers and birds and my garden were ready too. Now we have 6 inches of snow on top of the spring plants. And icy temperatures in the 20sF. These are my photos, first of spring on April 2nd, then the return of winter on April 3rd.
My peas were sprouting, so I covered them with old oak leaves.
My garlic is 6 inches high. At least the snow will insulate it.
My winter tunnel will be fine. I pulled up both layers of covers. The snow just makes it hard to harvest the greens.
The spring flowers were beautiful. These photos were taken during a mild rain. I suppose they'll all be mush once the snow melts.
Here's the view of my garden and the pond beyond. One day apart.
Snow covered forsythia.
I only went out to clear the driveway yesterday, but today, I'll need to go out in the backyard to tend the chickens. I'll walk down and see what the garden looks like. I'll check for those swallows. I didn't see any from the window. I think maybe they've gone back south.