Hopefully the warm weather will make its way east! We're on the tail end of the cold air now, supposed to warm up now. Monday I never took the row covers off the garden, not too much above ground right now anyway. Haven't talked to the orchard folks to see if anything was lost. Last year the hard freeze after 80* weather killed more than 75% of the apples.
A few weeks ago, I was cutting wood at the farm and saw something out of the corner of my eye, there was a thornapple that looked like it had blueberries all over it. It was at least 30 bluebirds! Watched them for a while till they flew off, never seen that many in one spot, so I guess all the houses people put out are paying off. My screech owls are back, love listening to them.
Haven't seen any orioles yet, nor any scarlet tanagers. Birds have made a huge comeback here, almost common to see bald eagles along the river.