Snow boots are still required but slowly, very slowly, the snow is melting to reveal dormant grass. Temperatures the last few days have delivered perfect melting conditions; they climb to the mid-thirties by noon and then drop down to the low twenties at nightfall. The snow is making a beautifully slow exodus. As the drifts slowly creep away, our desire to turn the earth, plant lettuce, and revel in the feeling of soil in our hands increases tenfold.
So what are we left to do? Grab a shovel and get started. There’s no time like the present!