And I Thought Last Spring Was Cold
We have been stuck in this cold air aloft weather pattern for some time now. Actually February seemed warmer. It’s either raining, hailing, or snowing and if the sun does come out – it is weak. Like wintertime sun. As in wearing several shirts and a down vest outside to work in the sun, weak.
I remember whining about our cool wet spring last year. I guess it’s like complaining about wanting a new boss. A new boss may be a whole lot worse. Just to show you what 10°F lower for an extended period of time looks like. Here is a picture of my rhubarb taken on April 23, 2010.
Here are some shots of the same rhubarb patch taken yesterday, April 17, 2010. The calendar speaks of a weeks difference in time. The difference in growth rate looks more like a months worth. :(
The plants have no calendar to follow and fret about. They just react to temperature and light, and they take it all in stride. Which is what we have to do too.
Fitting into our environment is difficult sometimes. And seeing the bright side is hard when you’re itching to plant, and wanting to see things grow. Bright side here? At least all this rain is good for long-term grass growth, and my calving season doesn’t start until May. Hopefully it will be warmer by then… .