Maybe a bit of latitude involved, but also mark it down to our crazy winter again this year. Only about 6 inches of snow so far and 50 - 60 degree weeks inter-dispersed with some unseasonably cold ones. We've been on a real seesaw temperature-wise this season. I measured our soil temperature yesterday, and it's already 55 degrees! The baby kale we planted last fall is still producing (albeit slowly), so we each picked a small handful to take home. I put mine in a frittata for lunch. Next week, we're planning to put in some more greens (probably lettuce and spinach) under row covers.
I also saw a bright male bluebird checking out a nest box yesterday, and heard another already singing his heart out in the woods. My dogwood, maple and azaleas are budding out, and we're predicted to have highs in the 70's for four out of the next 7 days. Globally, eleven of the warmest years on record have occurred since 2005. But hey, everybody knows climate change is just a hoax, right? 2 days ago
Libraries are definitely awesome. When I retired from my full-time job in 2015, I worked at our local library for a year. I enjoyed getting to know the residents (well, the ones who liked to read or use the computers). Libraries are special places for me. It's just exciting to know that there are worlds there waiting... 2 days ago