We are in early Spring here in Minnesota. I heard some places had hail that made the ground white. It thundered when it rained yesterday morning.
The Cowslips are up but there are no blooms.
We went for a ride to see what was new in the neighborhood, there is still some snow in the ditches in places. The clouds were putting on quite a show and the wind was blowing.
The farmers have been in the fields since last Friday. A field South of us got its Turkey manure...uffda...that smell really travels.
Spring is here also. Yesterday I saw a Baltimore Oriole and a hummingbird. Needless to say I immediately put out their feeders.
Nice, I saw some nice blossoms of cowslips just last week so hopefully spring is really going to arrive for you!
Last year so many fields were finished by now. We had a dry few days that had tractors out all over the place. Now? A week of heat, humidity, and rain!
Where did that spring go?
I am happy to say I have no idea what turkey poo smells like. Around here it's all cow manure. Unless you own equine, then their manure gets spread too.
Love the powder puff cloud view!
So glad you folks got out for a ride, Connie. The sky really was gorgeous! Turkey manure... ooooohhhh!!! ~Andrea xoxo
We got a little more rain yesterday, and added to the big rain from the weekend it has finally gotten very green around here. Hope it lasts!!
I'm glad you're finally getting spring. It's manure season here, for sure! Everywhere smells like poo!
The stink of manure is very pervasive. There are times even here in town miles from all farms, where the smell can be overpowering.
Had to chuckle about the smell of the manure. Spring chores always included cleaning out the corrals and running the manure spreader through the fields. Still too early and cold for any blooms, yet people are flocking to the plant section at Walmart. I’m sure they will plant again in couple of weeks.
Is it cow slips or cows lips. Both bring images in my imagination. Hope you show us the blooms.
I'm so happy you are having a beautiful Spring! That last picture with the clouds is beautiful. We've skipped Spring and are in the 90s all this week!
Happy to hear you were out prowling the landscape now that Spring has (finally) sprung in your neck of the woods. After snow about 10 days ago, tomorrow we will be in the 80's. All the kids have runny noses.
Count your blessings it wasn't pig manure.... The absolute worst.
Hope you have a lovely spring from here on!
It's been a long slow spring. We were covered in white this morning.
Minnesota blue sky is the best! A different blue than Kansas sky, guess due to latitude (or is that longitude?). Glad Spring finally there and June will need to wait for many months to reappear.
Looks like beautiful country. I've never been to Minnesota. Well, we are having snow in our mountains - and rain and hail in the valley. We've had spring several times since January and now we have a bit of winter. Great - just after I've planted tomatoes and peppers, peas, cukes etc. And some flower seeds.
They use Pig Dung for the fertilizer here in Iowa. It smells like a really strong bag of Cheetos! Yes, the one with the spotted, shade-wearing cat on the bag. Only stronger! And it is usually in Winter or late fall when they spread it
Well Spring is starting up all right! This week we're going to have almost 90 degrees! Right from winter into summer. The fire danger is very high here as we haven't had any rain yet....so praying for that soon! Glad you got some rain where you are. Hope all your flowers are blooming soon!
When your spring finally arrives, it comes fast. Soon you will have flowers!
Happy Early Spring!!! You so deserve it. I love clouds...always have and those are some beauties!
One who helped my dad fill up our manure spreader with hog waste, I can smell it immediately. It was the only fertilizer that my dad as he was an old fashioned farmer on the clay hills of southern Iowa.
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