Blooms Explode and Trees Blossom in Marathon Iowa

This is from our friend, Bill, in Marathon, Iowa, who sent the Spring Update currently on our Homepage.

Flowers Bloom in Marathon, Iowa, as Spring 2013 Arrives

Flowers Bloom in Marathon, Iowa, as Spring 2013 Arrives

The blooms EXPLODED and trees became green, when we turned from snow to 80 degree temps in 1 week.

Fields Near Marathon, Iowa, wait to be tilled and sewn as Winter changes to Spring late in 2013

Fields Near Marathon, Iowa, wait to be tilled and sewn as Winter changes to Spring late in 2013

Still wet in Northwest Iowa, some tillage with minimal corn planting in cold earth. Central Iowa did not have any rain and it was common for farmers to plant 1100 acres in 3 1/2 days.

Spent Field in Marathon, Iowa, as Winter hangs on in 2013

Spent Field in Marathon, Iowa, as Winter hangs on in 2013

Corn stalks still standing awaiting the new beans to be planted. Most are waiting as showers and storm expected this week.

Tilled Field outside Marathon, Iowa, Spring 2013

Tilled Field outside Marathon, Iowa, Spring 2013

Last year extremely warm weather was seen in March with fruit trees blooming, the weather reverted to freezing temps, thus very little production of any fruit.

Tree Blooming in Marathon, Iowa, Spring 2013

Tree Blooming in Marathon, Iowa, Spring 2013

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