Today is the first day of spring, and the weather has definitely warmed up over the last few days. Birds are active, and we’re busy preparing the garden, clearing the irrigation ditches in the hay field, mowing, and general outdoor clean-up. It feels nice to be outside and not have to wear a jacket. The mountains nearby are still covered with snow (and we certainly could use more!), while in the valley everything is starting to bloom. Hopefully we’ll get some more rain soon, but in the meantime, the warmer weather is certainly enjoyable!