Erratic winters and early crocuses
The first crocuses
opened on February 3 this year, and the Wood Frogs hit full chorus on
February 5. Meanwhile, the human chorus of "this is a crazy
winter" just gets louder and louder.
However, take a look at the
graph at the top of this page, showing average February temperatures at
our closest major weather station for the last 64 years. (We're
actually a zone colder than them, but the trends are mostly the same
here.) Isn't it interesting to see that January 2012 is only the
13th warmest year during that time period?
This post is in no way
related to global climate change, in case you're curious. No
single data point (and no comparison to the past 64 years) proves
anything in that respect. My thesis is --- our weather is always
erratic, so enjoy the crocuses when they come! I transplanted
some of our little beauties into our forest
garden island so I
can watch them out the kitchen window. I suspect no one else gets
so much mileage from a few little bulbs.
Our chicken waterer allows you to leave home for
the weekend without worrying about your flock.
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