Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring is Coming!

     The sign on the turnpike entering Maine says, "Maine the Way Life Should Be".  If that statement is true then life should be very busy when spring is coming.  In my part of the state and in my profession as a guide there is a 4 month window to make a living for the year and take care of everything else that needs to be done like property care.  Thankfully when we are this far north, the days of spring and summer are very long to allow 16 to 18 hour days for those few months of hectic living. 
      We are currently still in the throws of winter, but evidence is mounting that spring is coming and with it a very harried schedule.  The days are definitely lengthening and tomorrow the temperatures will be in the mid 40's.  Although there are still several feet of snow on the ground in my neck of the woods, it is time to start plants for the garden, order bait for the coming fall bear season, and work towards filling up the reservations necessary to end the summer in the black, even if it is only slightly in the black.  Yes, spring brings with it a tremendous increase in scheduling conflicts and work to be done.  I still struggle to understand why a year is 365 days long, but here in Maine a years effort needs to be expended in roughly 120 days. 
      I'll repeat for those procrastinators out there that do not notice the changing seasons of Nature's clock as I do.  Spring is coming.  If you have been thinking about calling to book a hunt or fishing trip, do not wait too long, or spring and fall will pass you by.  In other parts of the country a year is 365 days long, but here it seems to be just 120 days.  The clock is ticking...

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