This weather though enjoyable makes for a slow time for the blog as high pressure in Canada has blocked any storms from advancing into Michigan. It has been a good time to get post winter cleanup on the yard done. We do have some early flowers pushing up from the ground though it has been a slow process due to the cold and lack of rain. It is 17° at 7am this morning in Otsego and most of the area is in the low 20s.
The geese are back at work in Allegan – they come back there every year and raise their young. I think we are going to have a bunch of them this year as I counted at least seven yesterday. There is a pond and wetland for them to the east of the property. I also saw my first robin yesterday.
The cool dry weather of the past week will continue through the weekend. The next storm system will just miss Michigan to the south Friday night into Saturday with a considerable amount of snow just south of I-80. The pattern finally changes early next week when a storm from the Central Plains heads toward the Great Lakes. This system could bring a good soaking to the area with warmer temperatures which will be welcome as it is getting very dry.
Bittersweet Resort is closed but is planning to be open on Saturday for the last time. They are the only place in the area with snow (18 inches) and I think next week with warming temperatures and rain most of that will be gone.
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