This is more spring like weather for sure. Though the fields are still very much snow covered, a lot of snow has disappeared and there is even some bare ground showing through here and there. We have been getting up and down the laneway though later in the afternoon, when the temperature has gone above freezing, the snow gets quite soft and car tires do sink in quite a bit and tires don’t have near as good a grip. The temperature here on Wednesday morning early was 2.7°C and it hadn’t gone below freezing all night. The sun is shining brightly too, so coats and even sweaters are being discarded, carefully though, so one can grab them if it cools down or gets a little windy.
A spring time tidy up is now underway as the snow retreats and uncovers things forgotten since the fall. We’ll soon have to start a few machinery repairs if we can. There are three things needing work first, disc harrows, cultivator, transplanter/furrow maker and we do have to come up with some sort of seed bed preparation tool pulled by the horses. Likely a modification to something we already have lying around. We have to get rid of more snow first but then soon after we can begin working ground in preparation for seeding.
All the sheep, cows and horses are doing fine though we are not doing so well with the lambs this year. The poultry are fine though and the egg laying is getting up to about the maximum that we could expect, both from the chicken and the ducks.
Will be seeding some things into trays any day now, then spring will truly be here.