|That isn't sand, is it?|
I can tell you that since we started farming, it has seemed to hold fairly close to true that the robins arrive and we get a few snowfalls. Usually at least one of them is only a dusting that barely qualifies as the third snow fall. But, when you are getting anxious for Spring, you'll count a single snowflake as an official 'snowfall' if only to get past the third "robin's tail snow."
Funny thing about Mother Nature, she doesn't really care what we think. And, she certainly doesn't worry about staying true to an old saw about robins, snowfalls and the timing of spring. Nonetheless, I still submit to you that, at our farm, the saying is accurate - on average. After all, it was just 2013 when we got this snow in early May. According to my notes, I had counted three snowfalls after the arrival of our first robins on the farm. But, one was, admittedly, one of those snowfalls that didn't even give us a dusting of snow. I should have known that there was still one more coming. Darned robin and its tail...
For those who might enjoy it - here is a link to a time elapse snow cover of North American for March through May of 2013.
The good news about snow? Well, it looks pretty - even when you don't want it. And it blows around alot.
|Like this. It wasn't that much snow, so we got 'mini-drifts' for the April 3 snow|
|March 15 on the farm.|
|March 27 on the farm|
Their tails are getting a little tired carrying all of that snow on them.