- Hung the sock after the rains last week or so. A heavy encrustation of squabbling thistle-slingers resulted and continues. Heard the first spring peeper (not a bird but a treefrog that same day. I no longer trust the overfed woodchuck in Punxatawny. The finch-frog coalition is usurping his long tenure as a spring forcaster.
al knoll (ruffled grouch)