As of April 14th , we ~ the folks up in my neck of the woods of northern Wisconsin are making history in NOT yet hitting the 50 degree Fahrenheit mark on the thermometer.
The last time that it took this long to hit 50 degrees during our spring warm up was in 1908!
So ~ each day that we stay below that 50 degrees ... we are making history.
Fun fact for someone who doesn't live here.
We still have a good foot of snow on the ground. The poor confused robins ... and other song birds that are returning. The frost still needs to come out of the ground after the snow leaves before there'll be worms crawling around and surfacing. I heard the weather man say that there is still a good 2 feet of frost yet too.
Also, fishing season opens in a few weeks and there's still 30 some inches of ice on some of the lakes. There's no way that boats will be getting launched on some of the lakes and flowages. The guys were joking that they'll be out with their winter gear, tip-ups and jig rods and the ice augers to make some holes. The joke just might be on them.
What concerns me though are the deer. Yes, they can handle the cold and snow; but can those baby fawns handle this weird weather. There are usually a few early births in the first part of May ~ into June. I sure hope it warms up before the little babes of the northwoods start being born ... for all the critters ... some warmer weather would be nice.
Oh well ... nothing anybody can do ... but wait it out and see what transpires.
Meanwhile ~ we'll just keep on making history :(
Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.