The plum trees have started flowering. I hope that promises another great fruit harvest this year. If it was last year's rainy conditions that produced the good crops of plums and cherries we had, then this year should be great. It has rained pretty steadily for the past 18 months.
It was cold and frosty yesterday morning, and it's raining and blustery today (but warmer). Our temperatures are a little like the U.S. stock market right now: it's a roller coaster ride.
Looking back, I see we had frost and even light snow last year on the last day of winter and the first day of spring, so this is nothing new. I'm hoping for another warm April, and I'm hoping it will hurry up and get here.
Anniversaries: it was one year ago today that we drove over to Montmarault and picked Callie out of a litter of 10 puppies born on February 22.
Today we're going over to Montrichard to do some shopping in the outdoor market there — weather permitting. Our weekend menu includes a rabbit cooked Thai-style, and we not only need to buy a rabbit but we also want to find some cilantro. That's coriandre fraîche in French, and it is not easy to find out here in the French countryside, especially at this time of year.