Re-froze, so I guess that is it for the thaw! In my garden there is often a mid-winter time with decently warm temperatures and dry enough earth to do some early tilling. I get the feeling that this won’t materialize this year. When it does, it is absolutely the best time to get the vegetable garden ready for spring planting.
With any large proportion of clay in the soil, one dares not work it wet. Great Garden Taboo. It means the soil will have damaged tilth for the remainder of the season. On the other hand, when everything is as saturated as this year, it will be difficult to do anything for spring. One year, I remember the farmers around here had to wait way into almost June for planting; it was not a good year for them. It all depends how much rain we get during the midspring.
Right now we have our own ice rinks around the house. I have been inside working on computer things and tweaking the site a bit. Feeding the wood stove and trying to keep warm. The birds, yesterday, as temperatures plummeted were taking refuge in the pyracantha and on the porch vine. All ruffled feathery fellowship!