The snow has melted, the sun is out and noses are sniffling as they inhale the newly spawned allergens floating in the air. March 20 marks the first official day of spring this year in the Northern Hemisphere.
So far, it’s come in more like a lamb than a lion— fingers crossed.
The days leading to spring’s start recorded highs of 65. Flowers are blooming and new calves are mooing. Rainy days are certain to come, but that only means greener grass and more plentiful gardens.
Although the winter was a bit harsher, and whiter, than usual, livestock are thriving. Central Whidbey’s Bell’s Farm and Bailey Farm both reported early arrivals of lambs and calves respectively. Tiny fuzzy bunnies and puny peeping chicks have also been seen bouncing and flapping around Willowood Farm.