In visiting with friends and family the past few weeks, the capricious north country early spring weather this year (EVERY year) put me in mind of the following verse from,"Two Tramps in Mud Time" by Robert Frost.
"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You’re one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,
A wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you’re two months back in the middle of March."
And as Noel Perrin noted in his book First Person Rural, it takes an optimist to plant peas into an April snow, but I've done it and to make good peas that's really when they ought to be planted. Same with oats and barley if the ground is fit ! So SmartAlex take note and have faith. Your "snow peas" will make sweet eatin' come Memorial Day in spite of their frigid Sunday planting ! ;)
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