As I am writing this, on March 14th, 2013, the temperature is 17 degrees.
|Ice crystals clinging to the inside of the greenhouse plastic this morning.|
We started our first starts for the 2013 season last week. They're inside our house this year because the greenhouse looks like this right now:
|Inside view. Scott put the plastic on last night.|
The melting has only just begun.
|Everybody cross your fingers for a thaw.|
Just for the sake of comparison, this is what our hoophouse looked like in January:
|Oh wow! The hoophouse was three feet taller in January! Wait, no. |
There's just three feet less snow on the ground in this picture.
I'm going into my seventh year of farming in the Western U.P. and there is nothing I can say with certainty about the weather here except that it's always full of surprises.