Sunday, March 24, 2013
Sunday Reading - More Snow, Yawn
We started getting some sleet and rain yesterday evening and by this morning snow once again blanketed the area and it is still coming down, although it takes it a while to actually hit the ground since the 30+ MPH winds carry it a long way.
The ground was just beginning to dry out enough to get some work done this weekend, even though we haven't seen the sun all week for the most part. I don't think the bees managed to get out more than a couple hours all week and now this. I don't have high survival hopes for them at this point and if I lose one more hive all gains from 2012 will be wiped out. With luck they got enough from the feeding stations to sustain them until it finally (if ever) warms up and things start to bloom.
Not a thing I can do about it right now but worry.
Otherwise all the standard Winter storm preps were completed yesterday. As usual the tarps came out the power supplies were charged and/or gassed and the truck was filled with wood for weight just in case I was forced to get out. I didn't bother hiding the Mrs.' keys this time since she didn't have to work today.
I even managed to get out yesterday before the storm came in and have almost completely finished clearing out the fenceline and all the old boards, junk and baling wire that was in it. Once it dries out I will get out the weed whacker and it should be done. I can then begin prepping the ground for the fruit trees I am hoping to get in this Summer. We will see at this point it is going to take a while to dry out enough to actually work the ground and it needs alot of work to remove all the ruts and such from it.
Not much else to do today but ride out the storm and wait and worry until we finally get some real warmer temps that stick around for more than a day. Still got buds waiting to pop but so far they just haven't seen enough sunlight and warm temps to make the jump.
The groundhogs were sure wrong this year.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!