Somewhere in the final days of March, we began to fell as if spring had finally taken hold. Although we still had plenty of snow on the ground, we had a run of nights that didn’t fall below freezing. Even as the weather system held steady, we could feel a shift. Shoots began poking up out of the snow one day, the next day the snow had retreated from around them, and they’d doubled in size.
On March 31st we opened up the diversion to fill our summer water tank. We can tell there are a few places where ice in the line has blocked it, but we expect that to thaw within days. As we came back down through the woods, we heard a commotion out on the water. A small pod of killer whales swept through out bight. The herring will arrive soon.
We fired up the gas generator and plugged in the table saw to cut wood for new grow boxes in the greenhouse. I’ll need to switch from cutting firewood to checking and mending nets in a day or two. Stuff’s happening!
Of course, there’s a good possibility that we’re wrong about this. We could easily have more hard freezes to come. But, somehow, I don’t think so. I’m going to go out on a limb and act as if it really is spring.