April 2, 2018
This is a very rude and late April Fool’s Day joke: six inches of snow were dumped on us today. I am hoping, praying that all the tender young shoots that I exposed on Saturday will survive, including the buds that were forming on lilacs and roses. I don’t know how long it will take to melt all this snow. Of course we got an inch or two more than neighboring areas, even just up the street, at the top of the “hill”. Our property is definitely in a colder micro-climate. I am so tired of shoveling out by hand.