This is how it was last year on April 11th!) We still have big patches of ice and snow, but they are disappearing fast and the main paths are lovely mud.
The southwest corner has three kinds of beans, which like it warmer and I will cover if it gets cold at night. We are watering the straw bales to get them to decompose a bit for strawbale gardening. We are experimenting with the idea of planting squash and melon starts in them in a few weeks. They should like growing in the warm greenhouse and take off. When the greenhouse sides are permanently opened for the summer, Cadence plans to train the vines to grow outside and sprawl into the yard. Or else we will just move the entire row of bales outside.