March 13, 2022
Tired of snow yet? I know we’re all itching for spring, but we’ve still got a couple more weeks of Old Man Winter. I really hope this is the last blast, but I have a feeling there may be a couple more reminders that winter is not over…yet. I love the seasons, and the gentle or maybe not so gentle reminder of what each has to offer.
It did snow yesterday, March 12, and the truckers didn’t run. They didn’t run today either. We ended up getting about 4 inches of snow, gusting winds and temperatures in the teens last night. The truckers are still in Hagerstown and I’m pretty sure they plan on running or rolling tomorrow, however you want to put it.
As far as I can remember, I’ve never taken a photo of a praying mantis nest with snow on it. I just wish it had turned out better, but it still works, I think.
Even though we’re approaching the middle of March, snow is still possible, and it’s still pretty. It’s nice that we don’t have to shovel any snow or have the lane plowed. Here in Maryland, we can still get snow on my birthday, which is March 26, but it doesn’t stick around very long. By the time April comes around, we can seriously start thinking about any gardening and transplanting. And I have some transplanting to do this spring…over the winter I have found in the neighborhood of 11 holly trees, 6 or 7 of which I should transplant, if I can find somewhere to put them. I’m also planning on tilling up an area to put a vegetable garden in. I would like to get one to tow behind the mower, but with the way things are going, it might be a walk behind. I have a feeling I’m going to be doing most of it, so we shall see. I honestly don’t have a problem with it either way, I just want the garden put in.
We kept the gate closed…if they had been calling for any amount of measurable snow – say 8 inches of more, we would have left the gate open so my neighbor could plow it. This will be two years in a row we haven’t had to be plowed out!
The birds are loving the bird feeding station. I count 5 different types of birds – Cardinal, snowbird (junco), goldfinch, starling, and sparrow. I’m really surprised the goldfinch stuck around through the winter, but they did and they seem to have made out ok. I am getting another finch feeder and putting it out though, so they don’t have to fight over one feeder with only two ports. I have counted five goldfinches, which means there’s probably six, or it’s one family – two parents and three babies. Not sure…
Most of the snow is gone now. It was pretty while it lasted!
The days of staying up until 4am are pretty much over, now it’s more like 2am. In case you missed it, back in January and into February I was staying up until 4am, to keep the wood stove stoked and the house warm. I was going to bed around 4, my boyfriend getting up and 6. Packing the woodstove with as much wood as possible before hitting the hay/going to bed helped a lot. During those months, it was pretty consistently cold, in the teens or colder (in the negative numbers for Celsius users). I didn’t mind, for the most part I was able to sleep in in the morning. But here lately, I’ve only been getting around 5 hours of sleep per night. And I’m feeling it. By the time spring shows her pretty face and I need to seriously get out and get some garden work done, my sleep schedule will be back where it needs to be. And, hopefully, I will have caught up on any lost sleep.
Pretty much what the wood stove looks like when it’s packed. Or almost packed. It is on these bitter cold nights that I wish I had gotten a mama bear Fischer woodstove, instead of what we got. What we have does what we need it to though, so I won’t complain.
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