We needed all the rain and I'm sure the nitrogen in the snow will help. It's warm and springish now and has been since Sunday. The grass looks funny though. It looks more like the grass in a late, dry summer. The emerald green of the early spring is gone, now its a washed out green, with swatches of pale gold running through it. I suspect it's damaged from the hard freeze we had the week before. The grass growth has been set back at least a week or two. I'm so very thankful that I have enough hay to last a while now.
We are all still working on cleaning up from the ice storm. We've gotten several of the majorly big brushpiles burnt. I've raked and reseeded them and am hoping the grass grows on them. It's starting to look a bit better around here, although there are still a couple of areas that need cleanup around the farm. It was quite exciting for a little while around here the other night, when one of the burning brushpiles set two trees on fire..... Everything is fine. Really. :-) No Fire Department's were involved in this incident.
Ariel posing as the Collieable Snowman