The frost is leaving the top foot in the Upper Great plains area. Highs in the mid 60's the rest of the week up here. My dad informed me last night that in 37 he was in the field seeding barley on the 17th of March. Well, that won't happen this year.
Also, 1957 he was seeding in later March. That was a winter similiar to the one we are in now.
All in all, things are looking good on the Northern Plains in comparrison to the past 10 years. Almost makes one look forward to what we used to call a "normal" spring.
I know I will be setting my early spuds in milk cartons next week. And planting our longer growing season veggies. Come late April/early May, can always throw a tarp or two over the garden at night. I have this terrible hankering for fresh veggies.
I just left Canada after a month and even with the 2 1/2 ft they got in early March it was all just about gone when I left. On my trip from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Calgary I saw flocks and flocks of geese flying north. Struck me as early but probably pretty close to normal.