The snowpack is finally melting away, one snowflake at a time. For two weeks the ground has been covered with snow. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a snowpack last this long. Usually, they are gone in a day or two. It’s been a two week break from any garden work.
The snow has melted enough, the air warmed sufficiently, for the chickens to run free.
In a few days the grass will be poking through the vanishing snow. The chickens will be back to scratching for bugs and worms.