Hello from Sunny Boonville!
Where the grass is green and the winter rains… well… haven’t really been here since January. Based on rainfall totals from NOAA, we’re at about 38% of our normal rainfall with 11 inches of rain since October instead of 29 inches in a “normal” year. We are definitely hoping for a wet March - we’ve got to fill our irrigation pond, help mitigate that wildfire risk, and, avoid a drought!
Despite the lack of rain, you can tell that spring has definitely sprung here in the Valley. The hills are green (during the summer, they’re dead and brown) and the daffodils are already on their way out. Our allergies are even in full gear as trees and their blossoms start to pop, which was a bit of a surprise after living in New England for 4 years where it isn’t spring until basically July. In honor of spring in our part of the country, the theme of this month’s newsletter is all things GREEN!