The forecast all week has been for rain today and staying in the 50’s, light frost tonight is the usual cold spots and then warming up after a cold day in the 40’s tomorrow. Yesterday they changed it to a light freeze in the upper 20’s tonight and in the 40’s today. Well I think spring got lost somewhere along the way. Here is what it looks like now!!
This was taken two hours ago and it is still snowing so there is even more snow on the ground now.
At first the snow melted in the road but now it is collecting there also. The trees look like mid-winter, there are no smiles and no birds singing today. Now at 10 am it is 32.2 degrees and still snowing lightly. Norman is down in the garden hilling and putting mulch on the potatoes to try and save them. We know they can take a frost but a freeze I don’t know? This is just too long to be at or below freezing. I am hoping the collars I put on the seedlings will give them enough protection to keep them alive, I have no idea how low they can take. Seven years ago on April 21 and 22 we had a freeze in the 20’s for two days and it killed all the fruit and berries in the state of TN. I hope this is not going to happen again this year as my blueberries were going so great and my grapes are just beginning to open. We have decided not to fight it any more and will stay in Florida an extra month. We will not come back home until the end of March, that will delay the planting by a month so we don’t have this worry. It will delay the kitchen garden but that is alright too. Sunday and Monday we had a salad from the kitchen garden. The lettuce and spinach both needed thinning so I thinned both for a small salad for supper. On Sunday I also got enough asparagus to make a nice big salad. Now everything is covered in snow and I have no idea what will survive, I’ll keep you posted. They call this a dogwood winter as the dogwood are blooming and now they have an extra coat of white on them- not as pretty to my eyes. Try and have a good day. Even the snow does not know which way to go. One minute it is falling to the south and the next it is falling sharply to the north, once in a while it even fall straight down- pretty sad when all a farmer has to do is sit and watch which way the snow is falling in April.