Friday, February 25, 2011


I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm really tired of winter about now. At the moment, it's snowing. Not only is it snowing, it appears to be getting dumped by the bucketload from the sky. Stop!
The birds are of course, happy for the feeders. So are the squirrels. Usually, I only have red squirrels, but this year the gray ones are coming out of the woods to chomp on the wooden feeder that sits atop a pipe (with a squirrel baffle on it, by the way.)
The squirrels have dug little tunnels all over the yard under the snow. It is kind of fun to watch them disappear down one, only to reappear 20 feet away. I just worry about what plants those little tunnels go to. Little critters can do a lot of damage to shrubs and tender, smaller trees by chewing the trunks. When the tunnels lead them to the most tender, of the tender trees, look out for trouble later.
I guess we should be happy so far this year with a good heavy snow cover. It has not been a year of snow, followed by thaws and rains, and then snow again. This is healthy for the plants lying underneath. The plants are kept from heaving and freezing in waves. That should indicate a good year for our perennials waiting to burst forth, come warmer days. I'll bet they can't wait. Just like me.


At February 28, 2011, Anonymous Dani said...

I agree with you, the snow has to go! I saw a pinch of grass the other day, but I blinked and it snowed again!

At February 28, 2011, Blogger North Country Maturing Gardener said...

Will it NEVER end??? I couldn't believe when I woke up this AM, the first thing I heard on the radio was the cancelation of school!


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