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March 26, 2009

It rains and snows, that's how it goes

Yessirree, that's how we do spring time in Utah.
What a stinking mess. Yesterday it rained a lot. A lot for Utah anyway, it would mean drought conditions for many states, but we're happy when we get water. Then, Last night it turned to snow. After snowing last night, we got up to a white morning. The truck was iced over and it was c c c cold! Then today, it snowed a little then turned to rain.....then snow again... then rain.

Strangely, by the time I left work, all the snow had largely melted off, the truck was totally dry and the skies were clearing. Go figure? But that's just spring in Utah. It's always like that. It's one of the reasons that it's important to write down and plan out all the goals and objectives that we have to do outside in the gardens. Whether it's tilling in new garden beds, cleaning up and prepping existing ones, planting early starts or just straightening up a bit if you don't know what you need to do, it's really hard to prioritize at the last minute when you have a good weekend.

The other thing is this, even if you do have a list of tasks to do, do not wait until later. This, in my humble opinion is one of the deadly sins for gardeners in the spring. One, by the way, that I am guilty of having broken a time or two. (That's why I now know to avoid it.) If you wait, unless you have some God like power to control the weather, you're likely to fall behind. The day YOU'VE set aside to do the outside chores will be raining, or waterlogged from previous rains, and you'll be twiddling your thumbs. That is unless you also make a list of the inside stuff that needs to get done. Starting seeds, cleaning out the garage after a long winter or re-organizing the food pantry to make way for the upcoming harvest.

So if you don't have a to-do list, or a chores list or any other way of knowing what you want to get done, how do you expect to get it done? While the winters still groggy and not quite ready to really kick into spring yet, take this opportunity to wrote one down, make a plan and then be prepared to change it when the weather doesn't cooperate. ;-)

Have a great day everyone!


Kory said...

The temps you could just as well have described Syracuse NY in the last week. The weather cant seem to make up its mind what season it wants to be.

Anonymous said...


Our weather here in Ky is much the same...but a little warmer in the 50's. It will be a rainy weekend here and a great weekend to write up our to list:)

We have been re-potting many garden plants and getting our minds wrapped around a bigger garden.

I would love to see your to do list:) How are the chickens? and have you ever thought of getting meat rabbits?



Sandy said...

Our ten-day forecast is nothing but rain and temps in teh 40s. Dreadful!