the cold snap into spring

The good thing about leaving behind one of the coldest winters for over a decade is that it puts your faith back into the seasons and all that comes with them. The cold frosts have worked wonders for the soil; killing off bugs and parasites as well as breaking down the heavy soil structures, making them much more manageable. For the first time in a number of years daffodils are actually presenting themselves like they used to, trumpeting the start of spring with a vengeance. It also gives us a bit of hope for a good warm summer where we actually see the sun and feel it on our backs. Fingers crossed, anyway.

As we go into March, we