|Stocking the cupboard with canned soup, spaghetti, sauce, instant coffee,peanut butter, ramen noodles and candy.|
The skunk cabbage is up. I planted a few of the oak trees where they were pushing. I stole a trick from Michael Dirr. I planted half the root in the hole and covered the top of the root with mounded or bermed soil.
I think I will plant some acorns the same way. Lay them on the ground and put a couple inches of muck on top of them. In a swamp, a couple of inches of elevation can make a very big difference. Obviously this is not something you would try with species that demand good drainage.
|Still snow where the windbreak caused it to drift. The bush near the center of the image is a hazelnut bush and the catkins are elongating.|
I grew up thinking snow became speckled as it melted.
I like the modern snow that stays white as it melts, even if it takes longer.
|Inland lakes are still iced over. There is a wee bit of melting around the edges.|