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If you can just hold out a *little* longer

We took a long drive up the coast today. It was a good day for it; sunny and mild. Daffodils everywhere. AND WE SAW THE FIRST LAMBS OF THE SEASON. SQUEEE!

Spring is definitely coming. Just don’t lose your grip.


Comment from lauraw
Time: March 7, 2014, 1:21 am

Another nor’easter next week, possibly.
Oh well. Walla walla onion seeds and leek seedlings are up and under lights. It will come. Eventually.

That lamb needs a snuggle. Do you eat those little sweetlings?

Comment from P2
Time: March 7, 2014, 1:31 am

Spring….. Looking at -20 tonite…. We do however, have almost 11 hours of sunlight now…

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 7, 2014, 2:12 am

We’re supposed to get +1 C tomorrow…T-Shirt weather! 🙂

Comment from weasel tablet
Time: March 7, 2014, 3:03 am

Neither one of us likes lamb, so we can squee with a good conscience. That photo wasn’t today, though. I didn’t have a camera so I fobbed off an old photo on you.

Comment from Nina
Time: March 7, 2014, 3:50 am

I feel cheated by last year’s lamb!

Already spring here, has been for a month at least.

Comment from Mrs Comton
Time: March 7, 2014, 3:52 am

I wanna hug it and squeeze it and make it mine!!!

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: March 7, 2014, 4:07 am

Well, it’s March! That means 2° at night & 35° during the day (so the ice just melts a little & then refreezes every night, hooray!).

Also, that lamb uh died of uh a car accident while it was uh drunk, so I don’t feel guilty eating it.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 7, 2014, 5:09 am

I live on the central Florida gulf coast. It got really, really cold here overnight a few weeks ago, all the way down to the low 40s F (5-6 C). Daytime highs range from low 70s to low 80s.

Neener. (-;

Comment from Deborah
Time: March 7, 2014, 5:10 am

I was in my late forties before I tasted lamb (as in roasted leg of). The woman who cooked it was Greek, and the meat was baptized in olive oil and rubbed with a million herbs that I’d never tasted before. I might have liked it better if it had been prepared … less aggressively. But what do I know. I was weaned on chicken fried steak.

Stoaty—did you use that photo for the drawing you made several years ago? You could show it to us again, please.

Comment from AliceH
Time: March 7, 2014, 5:29 am

Encased in snow and ice since Sunday. Melted a little yesterday, more today. Tomorrow it is supposed to be 60 degrees. I’m ready for Spring.

Comment from JeffS
Time: March 7, 2014, 6:21 am

Snow and ice here last week and weekend, followed by rain and ice, then rain, with flooding, and today fairly warm. It’s supposed to be 60 F this weekend.

Meh, it’s the Pacific Northwest. Not too far away from where they grow those Walla Walla sweets, lauraw.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 7, 2014, 12:10 pm

Well spotted, Deborah, but that was a different pair. Sheep do kinda look alike.

The thing about lamb, it always tastes like beef that’s gone rancid to me. Our neighbors being mostly sheep farmers, we get served it a lot.

Comment from Deborah
Time: March 7, 2014, 2:31 pm

There it is. I love that sweet lamb face—mama’s too. I’d like to bask in the sun. We’re feeling rather deprived here because the winter weather is lingering. Folks want to get their gardens planted, and be pulling radishes by Easter.

But yesterday was the 178th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo, which was a cold, damp miserable day, too (plus bullets and bayonets).

Comment from Can’t Hark My Cry
Time: March 7, 2014, 6:13 pm

No snow here for a couple of weeks. At least, none falling. But the daytime temperatures have been far enough below freezing so that almost none of the fallen snow is melting, even on blacktop and concrete surfaces in direct sunlight. I’m about ready for winter to be at an end.

Comment from Mrs Compton
Time: March 7, 2014, 7:29 pm

What a sweet picture, just bliss. Kinda like here, windows open, nice warm breeze blowing through the house…

Comment from lauraw
Time: March 8, 2014, 12:21 am

Still subfreezing here. There was no midseason thaw this year either. So strange. This Winter has been no good at all. Send it back to the chef. *stamps foot*

I have grown to like lamb now, as long as it isn’t too funky. Every once in a while you get one that has been eating ditchweed or something.

Comment from Frit
Time: March 8, 2014, 3:04 am

Moving into Autumn here, tho the weather is definitely being bi-polar in it’s activity.

I like lamb, either in a nice Greek salad, or with mint sauce. Doesn’t stop me from thinking the live ones are cute, tho. 🙂

Comment from ed
Time: March 8, 2014, 7:47 am


Dreaming of a shepherd’s pie done right.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: March 8, 2014, 4:25 pm

Daylight Savings Time starts tonight.

There’s a foot of snow on the grass.

Extreme cognitive dissonance here.

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