Nice weekend we had here in Ontario wasn't it?
Of course, the environment being what it is, such a drastic change from seasonal "norms" has its downside.
I find my spring yard maintenance plans are all up in the air. Do I wait to fertilize, when should I seed? Do I put the rain barrels out, or am I risking a deep freeze that will crack them?
Even the plants seem uncertain. Last year a late frost after a warmer than usual spring severely damaged several of our plants and trees. This year the risk appears higher given how much time is still left. But on the other hand, the plants that count on a cool spring (several spring bulbs, bleeding hearts etc.) are already dying off.
I'm enough of a worry wart that the prospect of a severe drought this year concerns me. Last year an old farmer friend told me fertilizer prices had more than doubled. Combine drought with high costs to farming and we're looking at massive price increases for basic foods.
Yeah I'm a little worried.
Even though I was fending off mosquitoes the evening of March 30th(!!!!) at least that's the one thing a dry season will fix. The more of those buggers that suffer the happier I'll be.