spring is coming even here in Maine

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Well, I was out looking around deciding what project to tackle next, and I decided to pull the mulch back a bit from where the crocuses come up on the south side of my house. I found one little green point sticking up in that whole long garden, but it is a little sprout of hope! Of course, we haven't really had winter this year, but I always get a yearning to get dirt under my fingernails about now. To celebrate the sprout, I planted a flat of onions. Life is good.

-- Sheryl in Me (radams@sacoriver.not), February 21, 2002


I actually missed winter this year, there is something about snuggling in front of the fireplace, wrapped up in a quilt...oh, well.......My daffs and tulips have been peeking for awhile, I'll take the mulch off in late March. There are some real concerns about not having a good, long, hard winter freeze/snow: we are in a drought watch here in southern NY, can't live without water and if that isn't bad enough the deer ticks are multipling like rabbits! Can't walk outside without finding one.

-- Kathy (catfish201@hotmail.com), February 21, 2002.

Hi Sheryl! Here in Central Maine there's a fog over all the fields. All the snow is slowly evaporating today. Hazardous driving down my road. We see green grass where the drifts didn't hit. Spring air smells so good! Our bulbs aren't sprouting yet, but I'm sure it won't be long now. I envy your onions, LOL, we still have ice in the our soil.

-- Epona (crystalepona2000@yahoo.com), February 21, 2002.

Hey there Fellow Mainer!! I have daffodils poking up through the ground...which really is a suprise since they came up already back in Dec. when we had all that warm weather!! We have lots of "snud" here along with temps of 40 to 50 degrees and most of the snow is gone!! Also...my goats are shedding! Now if that's not a sure sign of spring...I don't know what is!!

-- Marcia (HrMr@webtv.net), February 21, 2002.

Yes we have some what I call easter lillies coming up. Don't know if that is the real name for them. They are yellow in full bloom. And we already have grasshoppers jumping around and lots and lots of houseflys.

-- r.h. in okla. (rhays@sstelco.com), February 22, 2002.

Okay another compass point reporting.

Here in Western Maine ( some call it So. Western Maine ) we are the exact opposite of last year. February 2001 showed us almost 8 feet of snow and some of the world's best snowshoeing. This year I've got mud on my trails. It is making it alittle easier to cut firewood.. there is much less snow, only about 12 inches in the woodlot. It's very uncomfortable footing though. One second you're on top the next second one leg is dropping out of sight.

I think we're getting spoiled with the warm weather. I keep thinking that at any minute we could easily be 20 below and 5 feet of snow. BUT right now I'm anxious for green grass and bursting blooms.

P.S. We've got three angora does that are due the third week of April.

-- Ken in Maine (Kenjan@pivot.net), February 22, 2002.

Greetings from Perry, Maine. It was 42 degrees yesterday at 1PM and 8 degrees last night at 10PM. Spring is close but.....

-- Scott in Maine (mummj@nemaine.com), February 24, 2002.

All these Mainiacs checking in here....but where is Brad???

-- Marcia (HrMr@webtv.net), February 24, 2002.

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