Sunday, April 1, 2012

Finally, it is April

It is April 1st.  Mark Twain says the first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. 

I like April.  The sun shines longer every day.  When it clears up and stops raining at least. It was light at 6:00 am this morning, even with DST. 

Flowers start blooming, even if it is only Tanya's crocuses for now, things are so late this year.  Lots of her bulbs are sticking up so we will have blooms later.  Birds are coming back; there are two more songbirds back. Though I don't know their names it is nice to hear them. Grass is starting to grow; perennials are coming through the ground in other flower beds. Trees are budding out and will burst into leaf after a few hot days.

Somewhere calves are being born.  With Victor's death last winter, there will be no more cows on our street as his was the last.  But soon the goats will be staked out to graze, with their new babies.  I see chickens, geese and turkeys out and about so there will be chicks around soon; there may be some in the market already. 

The roads are full of potholes again as repairs of last year have popped lose with moisture and frost and new holes created.  Driving to town is a slow process now. Time to put the summer tires back on, too. Maybe when we get back from Prague. It feels like it could still snow.

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  1. We've had over 15 inches of snow here this year (that's 39cm to the rest of the world). A rare thing for us. I just hope it's not like last year where we had no growing season (too much rain) with no real warm weather. And they say there's no climate change. The midwest recorded a month of heat as has never been recorded. Texas is expecting a continuation of their drought and I don't want to talk about meat prices here.

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    1. South has had it very dry. I know the price of feeder cattle is sky high so expect the price of slaughter cattle and there fore meat must be high too. Herds are still being culled because of lack of feed and pasture. Crazy.

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  2. We had flowers everywhere until week before last when 8 inches of unexpected snow fell here in town where we sometimes go all winter and don't any snow.

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    1. Wet snow this time of year is good if you need moisture but not if it isn't needed.

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  3. We have had warmer temperatures but high winds. Here for April 1 the dirt was blowing with gusts to 80km/h.

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