Here it is April 3, 2018 it is currently 21 degrees F outside and we still have 3 fresh inches of snow from Easter weekend. I am reminded of and old Ole and Lars joke that went like this:
Ole: Lars do you know vat Easter is?
Lars: Yes, Ole I fer sure do der den.
Ole: Vould you explain it to me by golly?
Lars: Vell Ole, it is like dis here, Jesus was stuck to a big fence post and they put a ring of barbed vire onto his head.
Ole: Oh fer awful.
Lars: And den they nailed his hands and feet to the post with some big long pole barn spikes right true his hands and feet.
Ole: By golly dat would sting.
Lars: Den dey hung him der to die. And ven he gave up da ghost dey burried him in a big bear cave and rolled a big rock in front to be sure he didn't get out.
Ole: Ya, den vat happened?
Lars; After tree days in dat bear den he rolled the stone away, and wouldn't ya know it he walked out of der as right as rain.
Ole: Den vhat?
Lars: Jesus saw his shadow and vee had six more veeks of vinter den.
I know that this account of the resurrection is somewhat tainted and some artistic license was taken but I am starting to wonder none the less.
So in hopes of finding the silver lining in this cloud, we know that we have a couple more weeks to rest up before we have to hit it hard but I have a spring itch that just needs scratching. I see posts on facebook and other social media of people putting in their spring gardens awhile I am still shoveling a path to the outhouse. It could be worse...Jesus could have seen his shadow Sunday...