The Snows of March
Our recent March snowfall is trying to tell us something. What it is trying to tell us is this: there are too many damn rabbits in the garden.
This week we’ve had a couple of snowfalls, each of an inch or two. It’s been just cold enough for the snow to keep from melting. A bit more wet snow is predicted tonight, but tomorrow should stay above freezing.
Looking at the rabbit tracks in the snow, you get the feeling that there are whole tribes of rabbits crisscrossing the garden, looking for goodies. Everything they can get to is chewed to the ground. Fortunately, this winter I protected most of the plants they like to eat with chicken wire.
The March snow itself is not welcome. It covers the Snowdrops, which we were just beginning to enjoy. This is annoying, but does not provoke outrage or despair.
If the Crocuses or Narcissi get snowed over, though – well, that’s another story. And it certainly can happen. April blizzards in Chicago are rare but not unknown.
How do you feel about March snow, with or without rabbit tracks?