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Springtime in Ohio Part Deux

April 11, 2011 - Michael Palmer
We were talking in part one about the cold and rainy Ohio Spring. Well on Sunday, I awoke with my heater warming the house as tempertures were a chilly 49 degrees.

By Sunday evening I had switched the thermostat over to run the Air conditioning. Now that is typical Ohio weather right there.

We took advantage of the break in the Monsoon to get the tilling done on the garden. We planted all the spring crops: lettuce, peas, onions, beets, carrots broccoli and cauliflower.

The indoor plants were a little warm yesterday in our greenhouse, we need to remember to move them on sunny days. Since they have been so rare and the outdoor temperatures have been so cold, this was the first day we needed to be concerned about frying them.

We need to be careful, with gas prices predicted to reach $5.00 per gallon by fall, we may need all of the help we can squeeze out of the garden.

While Thunder Storms are in the forecast for this afternoon and Friday, the prognosis is better for getting back to a more dry and warm atmosphere for softball and baseball. It is even warm enough that runners and fans alike will look less miserable at track meets this week.

I have my shorts out of winter storage, so be prepared with your sunglasses as I add my white legs to the many other pale appendages that are bound to line the fences of local sporting venues this week.


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