March 25, 2011
It looks like we are going to get a little more winter. I have the cold frame covered with styroboard and the hens cooped up. We have had rain, wind gusting to 40 miles per hour, lightning, thunder, and finally sleet—wintery mix! This all would be crushing after all that nice weather last week if I hadn’t been expecting it. We have this last tantrum of winter weather every year at about this time after all the birds have returned and the crocus have budded.
When I first opened the blinds in the front room, I thought it had snowed the night before. Upon closer inspection I realized what I was looking at was an accumulation of sleet. It was a dismal sight. It could have been worse. It could have been 5 inches of snow like last year! Begonia