Is it really Spring?

16 Mar

What an odd March it has been. We’ve had snow flurries. The temperature fluctuates between sunny Spring days (13°C/ 55°F) to blustery Winter days (1°C/ 33°F). Today it’s one of those wintery days with drizzly rain (go figure). In addition, it’s been very windy for over a week now. In fact, I had a tent setup in the back (airing out) that flew away middle of day. The pegs were properly put in and it was there all night, but the wind picked up and the rest is history. According to the neighbor, the tent flew over our rear hedge (12 feet) and who knows where it went. So, we are out a 3 person tent. Next time, I think I will put some stuff in our tent (maybe some bricks 🙂 to weight it down.

On a positive note, Gabriel and I don’t let the wind and cold stop us from doing things. We had a nice (but brisk) walk to the pub for a Sunday roast. His Steak and Abbott Ale pie was the better of the two meals, though I did enjoy my Yorkshire pudding with shoe leather. After we came back, we did a bit of gardening. You’re probably asking ‘What kind of gardening do you do when it’s hovering around 2°C/ 35°F?’. Well the answer is the vigourous kind. We turned up some soil and cleared an area for growing climbing French beans, Cucumbers and Carrots. We’re also trying to grow some strawberries out of pots. So, hopefully late this Spring and into Summer, we’ll have some nice veggies for the table.