April 8, 2012

easter in the fields

This is early April and today Easter and picture is one of our lower fields.  So what is so special about all of this?  In a normal year the dogs and I could not walk the field, Tim and John would not be cutting wood down here because this would all be under water.  In spring at this time this field would be deep in snow or flooded deep enough we would be kayaking, not walking these fields.  It means  we have had a strange low snow winter.  It means we are going into spring with low water table which is not good.  This may not be a first for this to have happened.  It is the first time for us in our years here.  It feels not right.  Used to be one would just say this is an off year.  With all the strange weather one wonders if this is the new norm.