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.
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.
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.