I wonder if it will come in like a lion or a lamb? Have you ever heard this phrase before? While many sayings are based on observations and at times are accurate, others believe the beliefs and rhymes of those from a long time ago. These people actually believe that bad spirits could damage the weather adversely, so they were cautious as to what they did or didn’t do in certain situations. These beliefs included ideas that there could be a balance in weather and in life. So, if the weather came in bad (like a lion) it could go out good and calm (like a lamb). And since March usually has such crazy, changeable weather (must like this winter) in which we see warm, spring like days or late seasons blizzards, you can understand how the saying might hold true in some instances.
So, let’s get to the important stuff. March may have some cold days and even snow, but I just know it has a day in it that I absolutely adore and wait for all winter long…. I anticipate this day the minute that temperatures goes below freezing. Yep, you guessed it. It’s the first day of spring, which this year happens March 20th.
So, what is Spring all about?
Spring is the season during which the natural world revives and reinvigorates after the colder winter months. During spring, dormant plants begin to grow again, new seedlings sprout out of the ground and hibernating animals awake.
Spring means days out and trips in the car, the wind blowing in your face and still wearing a jacket because there is still a little chill in the air. Spring means walks and trips to walking trails and learning about nature.
Spring means meeting new people and trying new things, discovering yourself and molding into someone new. Spring means taking the leap and pushing back fears, a time for change and an opportunity for progress. Spring means out with the old and in with the new.
Spring means that gone are the days when you leave work at 5pm in the dark. Daylight savings time returns bringing much needed daylight to the area and allowing for that much needed time outdoors after being at work all day. Daylight savings time this year is on March 12th.
Get the green beer ready and put on your leprechaun shirts and get ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day on March 17th! Everyone becomes a little Irish on this fun holiday!
And spring means its ready to prepare for your gardens! The following link can give you a general idea of what and when you can start your seeds and more here in the local area.
And as always, the Marshall County Co-op has all the seeds and other gardening supplies to get your garden rolling. The Co-op is super proud of the fact they their employees actually know about gardening and planting and so much more. Something that a lot of stores can’t brag about. Feel free to ask any of our employees your questions. If they can’t answer it, you can bet your bottom dollar that someone else there can.
The Co-op is also filled with items for all your seasonal needs, along with other items such as dog food and dog supplies, rabbit food, chicken feed, beef feed, kid and goat feed, tools, sauces and seasonings, maple syrup, beef snacks, work gloves, puzzles cards, candles, hand soaps and cremes and so much more….
The only way to truly know what all we have it to stop in and browse……we guarantee you will find the experience totally gratifying and will most likely become your new favorite place to come to!
We are the Marshall County Co Op!