Friday, May 03, 2013

Snow in May


Because the snow was melting so fast, I took a picture of it yesterday evening in case it disappeared entirely:

For the same reason, I took a picture in the dark this morning to show the accumulation.

The ground isn't frozen, and when you walk around outside, it's slush more than snow.  The temperature here is actually above freezing, at 33 degrees.  Two of my little apple trees are in bloom for the first time ever. According to Dr. Google, this temperature won't hurt the crop, and the same goes for my peach trees.  We shall see.
I was outside because I wanted to see if any of the chickens were on the roost.  FAIL!  The two grown hens, who should know better, where nestled snugly in the nest box I made them!  I was very proud that they were actually laying eggs in that box yesterday, but I was NOT proud to find out this morning that they had decided to use it for a bed, pooping in it all night.  I placed them on the roost as I lectured them, and put a couple young pullets alongside them for good measure.  
I'm getting ready to go out and milk Jody for the first time in ten days.  It feels good to get back to some semblance of my normal routine.  I have to say, Jenny the calf was very happy to dive into her stall last night.  Obviously she would rather spend a night away from her mother than to be forced to stay outside in the cold, wet slush-flakes.    
Oh, by the way, I've had one lonely little hummingbird hanging around the feeder for over a week.  I'll bet he wishes he hadn't gotten in such a hurry to migrate north!



7 comments:

Cliff said...

We had about 3 inches of snow too. Great for some new sod we had laid but the neighbors have some corn planted. I'm sure the seeds don't like laying in cold mud.
We haven't started. We usually like to be done by now and planting beans.

TARYTERRE said...

Those chickens are giving you a fit, aren't they? Returning to your everyday routine is good for the soul.

TARYTERRE said...

PS) Not even going to mention the snow. It's ridiculous to be sure.

Melissa Wiggins said...

Psftst! on the snow. But glad you are home while it and the cold weather lingers. Did you know that when you connect to your blog via Facebook I can't leave comments? Weird. Wonder if that's why your comments have been lower in number. Stay warm; eat hearty to keep up your energy. Cliff will feel more like walking next week. MGW

redpoppy007@aol.com said...

those chickens were trying to stay warm. How nice you have fresh eggs for breakfast. It has been damp and cooler here. But no snow,thank goodness. Everything has about bloomed out here.

Margaret said...

Snow is scenic, but I'm so over it after January. Even then, if we've had more than one major snowstorm, I'm DONE. (wimpy I know)

Back Porch Writer said...

Love the Feb 82nd post. It's 46 here today and that is pretty darn cold here for May. Dismayed at the lack of weather to get my flowers planted.