Thursday, April 7, 2022

Pushing Spring

Here in the Great North Woods spring doesn’t exactly follow the calendar. It was sunny and in the 50s today, which was nice. Most of the snow around the house melted and I was able to get the motor scooter out of the basement. 

It was tempting to go for a ride, but logic and reason prevailed. The roads are still covered in winter sand. The back tire probably should be changed first. Then there’s the little issue of it not being inspected. At the end of the day it was the sand that put me off. One year I dumped my old KZ-900 after hitting sand on a mountain curve. Only needed about six stitches. Scars are reminders of lessons learned. 

Most nights it still gets below freezing, so there’s truly no hurry. The ice doesn’t leave the lake until about the third week of April. I’ve seen it stay around until the second week of May. 

As you can imagine gardening around these parts is a hasty affair. There’s a thin sliver between the last spring frost and first fall frost. People make it work. 


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