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What's your happy that it is spring?

 
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Today it was warm enough to wear sandals without socks for the first time this year.

This makes me happy
 
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The celandine and violets are going absolutely crazy right now--it's like spring fireworks in the lawn, and such an over-the-top display of these otherwise humble flowers really makes me laugh!  
 
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This morning when I got to the field, Salty was happily sitting on the goose eggs I gave her late yesterday.

This makes me happy!
 
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I can go barefoot outside!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:I can go barefoot outside!



ditto!!
 
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r ranson wrote:Today it was warm enough to wear sandals without socks for the first time this year.



I'll second this! I hate wearing socks and I will get the sandals out as soon as it's warm enough that my toes will not freeze. Even if there's still snow on the ground that's ok :)
 
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My happy is that I can start leaving all the extra layers of clothes in the house! Trying to do work with my goats and birds, while battling the bulk of coats and boots and hats... all gone, and that makes me VERY HAPPY, indeed!
 
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Daffodils, lambs at the farm opposite us, wild garlic coming up in the woods, longer days, getting out and planting seeds. I could go on. By the way, it snowed here today even though it was 18.5°C last week.
 
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Hummingbirds, bluebirds and getting those tomato plants in the ground.
 
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Peach blossoms!!
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The first very friendly bumble bee!
 
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Signs of life....
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A hint of color...
A hint of color...
 
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The loud buzzing of the bees on my cherry, quince and peach trees, which are covered in Spring blossoms.
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Emptying the compost pile and seeing how much larger it was than last year.
Peach blossoms (our first ever!)
Egg production back up to sustainable levels (no more egg-free breakfasts!)
A box of new perennial plants on the doorstep (more fruit! )
The blossoms on our 30 foot pear tree going gangbusters (before I get in there and prune the interior)

Spring sure is fun :)
 
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Rhubarbs up!
 
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Just things growing rather than dying!

(Reminder to self: too early to sow seeds...too early to sow seeds...)
 
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Mr. Jackson you have my thought.
I like the flowers, the pollen & pollinators, many of which do not produce any honey or enough honey to harvest.
Eating fresh fruits & vegetables is the best of Summer.
 
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First of the spring bulbs popping up, and the grass greening up!
 
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The trees are dropping their male pollen!
 
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Daffodils! Daffodils! Daffodils!
 
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Learning a new reason (beyond food) to love quail - hearing their sweet songs coming from the brooder! Who'd have thought quail were song birds??
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I did see beautiful blossoming trees ... but there's some sort of delay in the start of spring here. We had several weeks of sunny, warm and dry weather (almost like summer), but yesterday it suddenly changed, there was snow and temperatures below zero (Celsius). Okay, that's 'normal' in April in the Netherlands. We have an old saying about April 'giving a white hat' (meaning: snow)
 
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I was able to plant kale, peas, broccoli, radishes, and tats soi in my greenhouses. There was already worms, spiders, and flies in the beds. I transplanted lettuce and took elderberry cuttings to try and propagate them.

My figs (in the greenhouse) survived the winter with no additional heat in the greenhouse, just a burlap and straw blanket.

All of my blackberries survived under the mulch.

My apricots are have oodles of little leaf buds. It got down to -30C with 90km winds and I see nothing has died back on them
 
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Driving is way less scary, no ice or slush.

There are more birds, the big ones with the orange chests who walk around are walking around and I think I saw a goldfinch at a feeder.

It's light out longer. No more 'dark at 4pm' nonsense.

I can survive without layers of clothes and can wear something besides mud boots or snow boots (almost, still have some mud).

I can see my garden beds that were covered in snow, soon I can use my water hose for all those things a water hose is handy for (besides of course watering the garden). I always keep it wrapped up until the crazy night temps are better.

 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:yesterday it suddenly changed, there was snow and temperatures below zero (Celsius). Okay, that's 'normal' in April in the Netherlands. We have an old saying about April 'giving a white hat' (meaning: snow)



We call it the "lambing snow" here (poor babies!) - quite a bit of snow this week but it is usually a few weeks later.
 
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I was able to sit in the grass yesterday without getting wet pants!

There are clouds of mason bees zooming around and the plums are blooming!

I didn't feed my children until 8PM yesterday because it didn't get dark and I didn't realize what time it was!
 
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I lifted up an old plywood door that I had slung across some flower plants.
The exposed plants were bright green.
Those uncovered were growing about as much as those that were not covered, but their leaves were a bright yellow!
Not much stops Mother Nature!      :-)
 
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Spring-Turtle! 🐢

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Mesquite trees are blooming...
 
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I could, literally, write a novel about all the things that are my happy that is spring.

Trees are either blooming or getting their fat buds opening, migrating birds showing up, bees waking up from their winter sleep, ruminants able to graze on fresh grass, chickens and geese laying eggs and wanting to make babies, garden can be started, days are longer and on and on and on…

Me also coming out of winter hibernation with renewed energy.

Oh, spring! My favorite season! (Right there with summer, fall, and winter😁)
 
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Yesterday, 3/31/22, was 82F / 27.8C today, 4/1/22, was 32F / 0C.  March winds still roaring through, shaking and banging my metal roof.  But peach tree is in bloom, silver maple starting to show leaves, first bluebird lighted on a post near my back porch.  Hoping this is NOT a false spring with more wintery weather coming in to kill the fruit blossoms and other early bloomers.  Fingers crossed.
 
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I saw the first Hummingbird yesterday enjoying the verbena.
 
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I heard a distant cuckoo. I’m sure I did!
 
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My Rhubarb patch is peaking up at me.
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I know it's spring because I'm seeing beautiful pink flowers coming out on Redbud trees.
 
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My happy spring  things are seeing the flowers in my yard popping out...
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Making new gardens, and growing new gardeners.
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Baby things!
I just took my first spider web across the face for the year, and it was an itty bitty fine line, someone's gone ballooning!
And I saw what had to be a baby Green Treefrog. Something the size of a split pea, bright green, that moved like an amphibian when I poked at it. So tiny!! They climb the windows of the house and eat the bugs who like the lights.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Baby things!



Reminds me that I saw an itty bitty new lizard out hunting in the night. Several months ago I had to move a nest of several eggs, so I wonder if this baby was from that clutch? Seriously, it wasn't much bigger than the tip section of my pinkie finger and pencil-thin.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Baby things!
I just took my first spider web across the face for the year, and it was an itty bitty fine line, someone's gone ballooning!
And I saw what had to be a baby Green Treefrog. Something the size of a split pea, bright green, that moved like an amphibian when I poked at it. So tiny!! They climb the windows of the house and eat the bugs who like the lights.



I found this little guy a couple weeks ago when I was collecting water for irrigation.  
 
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