Signs of Spring, BUT………..

I know, It’s early March.  This is when we start looking for some small glimmer that spring is coming.  I did see a small flock of canadian geese flying north  the other day.  That’s a good sign.  My snowdrops are blooming, they’re still in the snow, but blooming.



I bought some potting soil.

I have one of my last sweet potatoes in a container with water hoping that slips will grow that I will plant for this years sweet potato harvest.

sweet potato, hoping for slips

sweet potato, hoping for slips

I want to go dig in my gardens, I have two main veggie gardens on both sides of my driveway.  This is how they look now.

west side garden with cold frame in front

west side garden with cold frame in front

east side garden

east side garden

We still have some snow to melt before we get to dig in the garden.

I dug out my cold frame the other day.  I had planted some old spinach seeds in it last October.  They are alive, not very big, but alive.

cold frame

cold frame

spinach in cold frame

spinach in cold frame


Now the BUT….

We are in the path of a major storm that THEY say will give us 4 to 8 inches of heavy wet SNOW!!!  Wednesday night on into Friday.  This is why we live in New England.  Where is the sun??

I’m OK.





  1. I keep hearing about this storm coming… I’ve decided it doesn’t exist and would like for everyone to get on board with me on this…

    • Whatever you have to tell yourself to sleep at night.

  2. Donna said:

    Ed, I live in Ashland and just found your blog. You are an inspiration! It is snowing hard now. Hope your garden likes this White Gold, and the chickens fare well.

    • Thank you, I’m assuming that is a “good” inspiration. I’ve been used as a “bad” example a few times in my life. My garden is now SO covered with snow that it may be June before I plant my peas. When this storm started we were in the 4 to 8 inch range for snow, I have about a foot on the back deck just from last night. AND IT IS STILL SNOWING!!! My chickens are not happy. The blizzard snow had finally melted enough that when let free from the run they could wander into the woods and scratch around in the leaves, which is how they love to spend their days. Well, I think they think that they are under lock-down. The March lion should be changed to the March Polar bear.

  3. Donna said:

    Of course, a “good” inspiration. Still snowing…

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