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Date:4/17/2014 3:05:18 AM
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May Mania
It has been a late Spring here in Northeast Wisconsin. The Spring Peepers finally came out less than a week ago. It was 70 degrees today, but a cold front just came through this evening and it will only make it to 50 tomorrow. (This pales in comparison what my Punky has experienced this week in Valentine, Nebraska. It was 92 degrees there a few days ago and now they have snow on the ground!)
The problem with a late Spring is that now everything must be done all at once, hence: May Mania. Eldest Brother David started plowing last Monday. It was probably the latest start in living memory. After disking and dragging, we probably won't get to plant until the middle of May. Probably just as well, because this is one Spring where we can't count on continuous warm weather.
In addition to the gardens, the raking had to wait until the snow was gone. Because of the late snow and cold, wet weather, I couldn't even take down the Christmas lights until last night. Talk about redneck! We've also had bear problems at La Ferme Sabloneuse. Two nights ago Big Brother Tommy heard a commotion outside at about 9 pm and saw a big black bear tearing down Ma's birdfeeder. Tommy went out an yelled at the bear and it ran off. Of course it ran over to our place and tore down our birdfeeder and then knocked over our aluminum trashcan holding our feed and like the Biblical Onan, "... spilled his seed onto the ground." So now every evening, before I go in, I have to make sure that all the birdfeeders and seed are safely put away inside the garage. More on May Mania next time. -- Gary
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