|Garlic shoots pushing up- is it just me or does that look munched? I didn't think rabbits ate garlic???|
The first sign I noticed seems to have happened literally overnight. On Friday morning, before I left, the ground was still frozen solid. This morning, on the sunny side of the chicken coop, I noticed this when I went out to do chores:
|First shoots of grass emerging.|
I hadn't looked under my hoop house since December, when even the hardiest of greens succumbed to the freezing temps. One thing I try to vigilant about is dumping standing water. Between doing that daily and the chickens we had a significant drop in the mosquito population last summer, and I hope for that to continue. I went to dump the water that had pooled on the edges of the plastic that covers the hoop house, and when I lifted the plastic I found this:
|A nice surprise- Spinach!|
And of course the chickens enjoy this weather as much as I do, if not more.