The birds are chirping and nesting. The day lily greenery is well through the black dirt. The cats have ticks. It’s summertime in Rutland. Oh, wait, this is March? This was the winter that the Farmer’s Almanac predicted above average snowfall and warmer-than-usual temperature in the Midwest. Well, we’ve gotten the warmer temperatures. Last year, we still had several inches of snow on the ground and a blizzard was looming. We have a break from the waters rising which are lower this year than they have been in a decade and this is getting the farmers breaking ground and starting planting. I’m itching to get the garden planted but will keep the plants indoors for a while. In the meantime, I am planning to bask in the sun. Enjoy our early spring. Who knows how we will all feel when July comes around? What are your predictions for the coming summer?