April Fool in Appalachia!

Tuesday evening I sat at my desk by an open window listening to the peepers sing. This morning, the temperature is in the 20s and I’m hoping my peonies aren’t goners. This seems to be Appalachia’s favorite April Fools trick. Lull us into thinking...

Appalachian Thursday – False Spring

The first day of spring is just around the corner but the weather in our mountains continues to be fickle. We’ve had a few days in the 70s but lest you’re thinking of planting the garden know that the last frost date is in mid-April. And it’s not...

Appalachian Thursday – The Sap is Rising!

We’ve had a couple of days of unseasonably warm weather which is both wonderful and a terrible tease. We actually opened windows yesterday but tomorrow the high is only supposed to be 40. Sigh. False spring! Even so, there are signs of warmer days including...