Mud Season

It’s mud season in Maine! Actually it hasn’t been too messy at our farm, but there is one exception to that. The spot where we dismantled the barn last summer is a second pond. It is completely flooded with water. It was definitely time to move the barn: clearly it was sitting in water every time it rained. The geese love the extra water, even though it’s a bit of a mess.

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Once spring starts up here everything changes.  There were peepers in the river the other night, and snowdrops are popping up by our back door.  Within a week or two we’ll have daffodils and hopefully most of those tulip bulbs I planted last fall will be budding soon.

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This weekend will be a busy one.  We’ve got beds to uncover, coops to clean up, and seedlings to plant.  That’s the thing about living in a climate where the weather changes quickly: for a long time, you can’t do anything, and then you have to get everything done at one.

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One thought on “Mud Season

  1. Peepers? You’ve already heard peepers before the ides of April? An excellent sign of good things to come.
    Lucky you!

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