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Last year we started off with 47° and then got a snowstorm. This year it was 63° and then we got a snowstorm. There is a podcast I listen to called Stuff you missed in History Class. They have done some reminders that warm weather like this in winter can end in tears. The Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888 is one tragedy that still lingers in our behavoir if you live in the Dakotas or Minnesota. We just don't trust the weather. http://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/the-schoolhouse-blizzard.htm

2017 Snow

Today the weather is back to 55° which is about 15° (or more) above normal. With the permafrost going away in both the arctic and antarctic, methane pockets will be added to the already nasty chemical cocktail in the atmosphere. You can read more about it here: http://m.dailykos.com/stories/1632335 I have a bad feeling about this. Summer will be unbearably hot, I fear. Wool hat sales are down. For that matter, all sales are down. Scared people don't spend money. Wonder what the learning curve is on straw hats?

I have got some happy seedlings in the front window. I planted a bowl of arugula as well. I have asperagus seed soaking to plant tomorrow. Also alfalfa sprouts are soaking for sprouting for more immediate eating. My soil testing kit is prepped and ready for tomorrow. I've been looking at cold frames. Soon. . .
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