Monthly Archives: April 2011

April is going out like a lion!

Remember this photo from earlier this week?    This is exactly the same scene from today.        Yep, it’s really the last day of April.  I tried to get into this greenhouse to give it one last check … Continue reading

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The promise of spring

 The Saturday before Easter spring finally arrived on the Northern Plains. The sun shone and it was actually warm out. The crocus’ which had been budded opened their faces to the sky. They are still the only splashes of color … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Thursday

It’s been a crazy week. I guess they all are this time of year. We started serving lunches at The Flower House Garden Center on Monday. Everyone has been  waiting for  Chicken Tortilla Soup. Today was the day! Too bad it … Continue reading

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Brave Crocus

The crocus are the first to show color. They are so brave! Especially since our two days of spring turned back into winter. More snow, more rain, more cold. Gotta remember this in July when I’m fussing about being too … Continue reading

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I love, love, love the Miracle of Spring!

Tulips poking through the tundra. This time of the year is always chaotic. Greenhouses are overflowing, weather doesn’t cooperate, the phone rings off the hook. But in the last couple of days our over-abundance of snow has quickly dissapated. And … Continue reading

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High Water

We’ve been aching for spring around here. After three years in a row of above average rainfall and near record snowfall it doesn’t take much of a melt to turn our normally dry countryside into a solid lake. This week … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung!

A fellow blogger wrote that it is now her New Year because the calving has started. I know exactly what she means, because today we feel as if spring is finally here. It isn’t the nice (40 degree) temperatures and … Continue reading

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No Horse is an Island

It’s amazing how just a couple of degrees can make such a difference in the landscape. On Wednesday it was just above freezing. Thursday and Friday it was sunny and about 42 degrees. The yard is a mess, the ditches … Continue reading

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