Will They Survive?

Spring is almost here. Some of you who live on the west coast or in the southern states are already well into spring – but where I live spring is an unpredictable time. Being just on the east side of the Rockies often sets us up for an interesting season.

tulip poking up through snow
tulip poking up through snow

We typically have at least one three-week period of -40 sometime in January or February. My personal rule is ‘at -40 kids don’t have to go to school.’ The school board doesn’t necessarily endorse that perspective, but -40 is the point at which the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales meet, and both agree that it’s darn cold.


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