|A little over three inches|
Technically, we need four inches of snow before breaking out the cross country skis. The white stuff is still coming down, albeit in a finer state, but I'm hoping there will be enough.
In case you are wondering, I took pity on the last captured rabbit and unblocked the gap at one gate. I just kept worrying there was a nest of babies somewhere in the backyard, starving to death in the bitter cold. Getting soft in my old age, I guess.
|Betsy sniffing for bunnies in front of the house|
|My driveway is 50' long|
The snow brought in the birds. On the left is a blue bird, on the right a goldfinch, and I'm not sure about the rest.
|One is coming in for a landing|
After these departed, a hardy sparrow came to bathe. Brrr!
Despite the snow on the ground, the gardening catalogs keep piling up. Several years ago, I started receiving Growers Supply, which targets nurseries and market gardeners. Lots of greenhouses and greenhouse supplies. I have never ordered anything from them, but I like to scan its pages for ideas. Since the voles ruined my potato crop last year, I am looking for ways to foil them this year. Growers Supply suggests lining the bottom of raised beds with wire mesh. I was considering enclosing the bed in mesh, but if I do the bottom as well, that would keep the little boogers out. At least I don't have to contend with deer.