This is the strangest weather in many years. My dog mushing friend in Fairbanks, AK. reported 59 below zero while we basked in the warmth here in up-state NY. On a normal year the farm should be covered with five feet of snow. The fields are only barely covered by 2 or 3 inches. Checking my orchard I noticed that my Serviceberry tree has popped it’s buds. Serviceberry is a tree in the north country that produces a delicious blueberry like fruit. The warm weather has totally fooled this northern inhabitant. The next cold snap will kill these open buds resulting in “NO FRUIT FOR YOU THIS SUMMER”. While Alaska and Europe hunker down in extreme cold we in the Adirondack Mountains are donning our spring clothes and romping in the warmth.