Melting commences

 

Last week we had a big storm move across the state.  Happily it was snow-melting rain, not more snow.  Coast Guard icebreaking ships moved up and into the Kennebec River to prevent flooding from ice dams, and when the storm passed and the rain ended, the snowpack was greatly reduced.  Now, cold nights and warm days mark the flood of sap that will become maple syrup and, incidentally, swell the dormant buds on the leaves as Spring arrives.

The path to the hoophouse and Henbogle Coop is free of snow, and the grass is greening up.  The giant piles of snow around the house are dwindling, and green can be seen in the hoophouse. Granted, not as much green as can be seen at Daphne’s house outside of Boston, or Villager’s Happy Acres in southern Indiana, but there is some green.

Unfortunately, the ground in front of the hoophouse door is heaved enough that I couldn’t get in the other day to take a photo, but there is green growth happening, and I need to get the door open to sow more seeds soon.  The garden (and my leeks) are still buried under feet of snow, but Spring is advancing, and very welcome.

 

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7 Responses to “Melting commences”

  1. Robin Says:

    With the warmer temperatures on their way, hopefully the snow will be gone this week. Very nice pics of Henbogle.

    Hope that your finger is healing well….your backsplash looks great!!

  2. GrafixMuse Says:

    We are getting there aren’t we? I was beginning to wonder if the snow would ever melt. We can see ground along the snowblowed paths and around the foundation of the house, but the garden is still covered. I hope it melts soon.

  3. Kate@LivingTheFrugalLife Says:

    Wow. That’s some snow. I’m really appreciating my mid-Atlantic venue at the moment. Spring keeps her promises though. It’s coming, sure enough.

  4. Laurie Meunier Graves Says:

    Well, we Mainers get a perverse pleasure in our ability to deal with lots of snow. Stoic? Heroic? Foolish? Take your choice.

  5. Steve Says:

    Gotta love those muddy boots! My paths in Central Maine are snow free but man they are muddy! Can’t wait for the ground to thaw so the mud disappears and then we can really think about some gardening.

  6. Sara Says:

    Still snow here too, but not as much as you! I did find my first crocus yesterday, that was exciting!

  7. Mike Says:

    Hang in there! Spring is almost here.

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