Well, it looks like March 2014 came in like a lion. For most of the country, Mother Nature had a hard time taming the beast over the past few days.
Some parts of California got more rain this weekend  than they received all of last year creating new headaches for the rain-parched state. The Rocky Mountains saw another major snowstorm  and in Texas there were way-below-normal temperatures and freezing rain  to welcome the month of March. And I know that my snowblower got yet another workout as the Chicagoland area was hit with six more inches of snow on Saturday -- to go with the 70 inches we have already received this winter!
As the lion makes its way east, the weather experts are predicting "threats of significant snow and ice from parts of the Midwest and Mid-South to the Middle Atlantic" with up to 10 inches of snow possible in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., area. That doesn't sound very lamb-like does it?
This winter has not been a laughing matter for anyone, but it helps to have a sense of humor about it. Check out this clip  from an old episode of Saturday Night Live and John Belushi's take on March lambs and lions.
Headed to Spring Trials?
Do you plan on attending California Spring Trials next month?
If you are going to make it out West next month or even if you can't make it, be sure to bookmark GPN's www.CaliforniaSpringTrials.com .
Here you will find a detailed listing of the breeders and other companies that will be exhibiting during Spring Trials. You'll also find the digital edition of GPN's California Spring Trials Companion  that will provide you with all of the contact information you need for your journey.
Currently, you will also find our photo gallery from last year's Trials that will be updated during Spring Trials (April 5-10) as we make our way to all of this year's locations. During Spring Trials week, we will be posting new photos daily as well as providing updates on our Twitter  and Facebook  pages.
If you haven't made your appointments yet, what are you waiting for? AmericanHort has established a centralized reservation system  to make it as easy as possible for you.
-- Tim