The storm is blowing from the northwest and has plastered that side of all the trees with sticky white snow.
It's too blustery to accomplish our outside To-Do list (making rainbarrels, building compost bins, pulling buckthorn, installing windows in the granary) so I guess I will tackle the much- dreaded but much-needed task of organizing my office today. I intend to move our ever-growing library of gardening and farming books to my office so they aren't in stacks all over the house.
While there is a distinct tinge of green to the landscape now (well, covered by white today) but it's still pretty much monochromatic brown outside. Needing a blast of spring color, I succumbed to purchasing a potted lily last week.
Just five weeks until our average frost-free date!
On another note, we now have TWO chickens laying eggs! The yolks are often very deep orange--here is a comparison--a store-bought organic egg on the left and an egg from one of our hens on the right. Our chickens really love to eat the skins of baked squash and sweet potatoes--could that be why the yolks are so orange?