Last year about this time, the trees were all leafed out; the grass was growing; our alfalfa was almost tall enough to mow for hay. Then an April hard freeze came along, defoliating all the trees, and killing about half our alfalfa plants.
We were pleasantly surprised, this year, to see that some of the alfalfa crop had actually survived. I've been so thankful that the weather has stayed cold, so the trees didn't do the early-bloom, early-leaf thing like last year. There was virtually no local apple crop last fall because most of the blooms were wiped out in that hard freeze. That won't happen this time, since no blooms have appeared. However, there is a hard freeze predicted for tonight.
This means our poor alfalfa crop may get another blow, which will kill even more plants.
I don't mind the snow-showers we've been having for the past 24 hours. But I surely do hate to see another hard freeze.
Good old Missouri weather. You learn to not count on anything.