5. March 2010 06:54
For whatever reason, this article didn’t come easy for me. Spring is in the air here in Northern Virginia and I just can’t seem to focus on things like I want to. I look out in my yard and as the snow has receded, all I can see is the myriad of branches that have fallen from the trees making the yard look like a giant game of pick up sticks. All those will have to be cleaned up before I can break out the mower. Of course, there’s the annual maintenance on the mower and let’s not forget over seeding the lawn. This winter took a harsh toll on what little grass I’ve managed to get growing out there.
It’s also the time of the year when the good folks at the wineries head on out to inspect the damage the winter brought to the vineyards. I sincerely hope that no one took too large of a hit. Here in Virginny we had several feet of snow dumped on us. Grape vines are hearty and I know the ones in New York and in other regions regularly get that kind of treatment so all should be well. Still, unexpected weather can make things hard on folks and the snowfall here was definitely unexpected.