Although there was a cold spell earlier in the week that saw temperatures dip below freezing several nights in a row – spring has mostly arrived!
The clover is in full bloom – see all of the little purple flowers in the fields.
Clover in bloom in the fields.
In addition, the chickens are venturing further out to check for delicious bugs around the property. Two of our hens, Mindy and Sindy, along with our rooster Pineapple recently ventured out of the pastures to the front yard to help dig up the front flower beds in front of the barn.
April showers bring May flowers is the phrase. I think that phrase usually refers to spring rain showers.
Temperatures reached into the 60’s and even the 70’s in February and March. However, winter wasn’t over quite yet.
This past weekend we received around 6 to 8 inches of snow over 2 days – the largest single snow storm of the whole season!
And now temperatures are back into the low teens overnight. The high temperatures are expected to be back above freezing later this week and a lot of the snow will likely melt pretty soon, but a little more snow is forecast for this coming weekend.
Snow covered yard and pastures in April.
Snow in the front yard in April.
Snow accumulation on a tree in April.
With the previous warm weather, we were considering putting away the snow equipment for the summer. Luckily we hadn’t gotten around to putting it away just yet.