Monday, April 23, 2007

Ready to Rock 'n Roll?

There's tornado warnings out for the panhandle and the air has had that peculiar feel to it all day. It's coming our way and tonight could get exciting.

Hello, Spring!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Punxsutawney Phil's Not Doing Too Well Either...

Just checked the weather underground here in the prairie dog hole and found that Punxsutawney, PA is at 34 degrees with a freezing low of 31 expected tonight with snow showers. You know, Phil predicted an early spring too. Just to keep it all in perspective...

Mother Prairie Dog is pretty testy these days, burrowed down with 7 pups to watch and them all 4 weeks from weaning. Let me tell you, I've tried to make myself scarce. Added on a few rooms, just to give us a little more space. Thinkin' about building a new privy--two holer this time, what with the pups and all.

I popped up to the surface today just to catch some rays. 72 degrees and clear skies, not much winds. Such a relief after last week's cold snap. I'm telling you though, don't trust it. It's spring, sure enough, with the grass green and the wheat up to the cows' bellies, but this roller coaster has yet to coast into home. Remember: Don't put out your annuals until after May Day!

Friday, April 6, 2007

I Said There Would Be Unexpected Cold Spells...

Ok, Ok. So it's snowing. So it's April 6th. It's Oklahoma, what do you expect? Maybe I was wrong about the early spring, but I was dead on with the unexpected cold spells!

It's warm and dry down the prairie dog hole. All that rain we got last week hasn't soaked down this far. Don't be deceived by that 6" downpour. The Drought is not over--not until our little black feet get wet down here.

I'm telling you, though, and you can mark my words. As sure as my name is H.Hank Prairie Dog, this is the last freeze of the spring.

But don't you go out and plant those annuals just yet. Wait until after May day.