Yesterday was bright and sunny. A glorious day and I was able to get a lot of cleanup in the yard done. As I lifted some of the broken wood up, I could see the frost and ice underneath. While obviously Spring thaw is happening, it will be another 3 weeks before you can actually dig and plant the seeds that I am starting in the basement.
The growing season is unfortunately very short so I am looking for making some type of greenhouse outside -- lots of problems there though. First there is the obvious problem of the chickens, that's always a problem. Next after them is the wildlife -- last summer we had a large brutish raccoon patrolling the area, fat on garbage, but there are always rabbits and bear lurking about. Some say that there are also deer though I cannot say I have seen any but all of these critters pose trouble for vegetables.
While getting the wood for the "greenhouse" is not a problem, get the manpower is, so I am looking for something easier to setup instead.
Today it is a gray and rainy. A drab brownish day though at 35F, still fairly warm considering the horrendous subzero days we had this past winter. But with the ground so wet and muddy, not a day very conducive to doing much out there, so I think I will take my seeds and starts some more in the basement.
Sorry I cannot put up any pictures, LH seems to be snarky today. I guess the weather has gotten it too./sep