"Three snows after the forsythia blooms." As much as I love folklore I DO hope this line is wrong this year. Already not only the forsythia blooms, the peach, the apple, the red-bud and so much else blooms too. We got our first mosquitoes and a tick too!
The gas line fellows tousled up my front yard today. Sigh... I try not to worry about it but when one of them came to tell me what they were going to do, at the end he said they would make it all good, by spreading grass seed over it all and mulch, (straw). I asked him if they could just not spread the grass seed or the straw. He said, "that is just our procedure Mam, that is how we do it." I wanted to ask him if he had a mind of his own and what was so hard about not spreading the seed? But I just didn't. LOL When they are done making their mess I will go collect the straw and put it to better use mulching the strawberries and I will rake out the grass seed. They have no idea that I don't like grass in my cottage garden. They will just shake their heads over the crazy old women.