During last weeks snow storm I walked into my office and looked out of the window to see this. Our cherry tree had turned into a blackbird tree. For a few days the birds had trouble fnding food. The ground was covered with a mushy mixture of sleet and rain that had frozen to a hard crust before the snow started falling. They had schooled up and liked the protection of the tree and grain bins behind them. The bin on the left has corn in it and the bin on the right is full of soybeans. Both bins are scheduled to be emptied and shipped to market this month. The snow has mostly melted and left us with water sitting on mud. The frost in the ground will leave us soon so the moisture can go down as well as up. I need it to dry quickly so we can get on with the trucking. Drying quickly is not something it is apt to do in the month of march in Nebraska. The air is usually cool and damp.
Speaking of hungry birds, if you have another minute you might like this post I wrote from January of 2005.