I just read the NOAA weather map for later this week. Oh my! Minnesota Baboons may get a lot of snow! Son and DIL could get 20 inches in Brookings.
It has warmed up sufficiently here that people are jumping into yard work, cleaning flower beds and mowing lawns (which they oughtn’t do yet as it is too early). Husband and I are waiting to do any yard work until we return from a trip next Sunday. We first plan to prepare the garden for pea, lettuce, and spinach seeds, which we will plant later in April. Husband tilled last fall, so we won’t need to do that now. The tomato and pepper seedlings are coming along under the grow lights, Tulips are up and crocuses are blooming. We have pruning and flower bed cleaning to do, too.
I always find April a chancy month to garden. One April many years ago I was awaiting the first blooming of some tulips I had planted in the fall, when, on April 28, we got 18 inches of heavy wet snow. The tulips had flower buds just ready to open, and there they were, frozen solid just above the snow line. I had to wait another year to see them bloom. April is the cruelest month. Sometimes March is just as bad, though.
What are your favorite and least favorite months? Any favorite T.S. Elliot poems?