Late May Snow
Oops! That wasn’t supposed to stick. Yesterday I had mentioned that it was snowing while we were planting.
During the day it had all melted but over night about 4″ accumulated. The depth was very uneven. Areas with better ground contact melted faster but some spots that were well insulated from the ground warmth had several inches of snow depth when we woke up this morning. Fortunately it will melt off quickly this morning and we can continue with planting. The weather prediction is for close to a week of sunshine so that will help get our seeds started.
Fortunately we did not get as much snow as some other places.No need for alarm though – This has nothing to do with climate change. In the north country it is always a bit dicey planting before the middle of June. It might frost, or snow.
I’ve even had snow for my birthday which is around the end of July – it snowed every month that year. The town that used to be in our valley was abandoned in the 1800’s because of several years in a row of crop failure due to a multi-year cold spell. Climate is like that – it cycles.
Outdoors: 30°F/40°F 4″ Snow, Overcast
Tiny Cottage: 66°F/63°F
Daily Spark: Summer is the time we thrive between when we survive.