They say that it takes six years to make a decent pasture. Who "they" is, I don't know, but "they" are right! Finally, very few tree suckers coming up this year and not so many weeds. Dandelions to a horse are horse candy, not weeds!
The hair bells are now in bloom. The snow cover didn't seem to harm them. They are one of the first wildflowers to appear, right along with the wild strawberries. When we first moved to Alberta, I remember going to the nursery and buying a whole bunch, only to find them growing wild almost every where. The nursery person must have been inwardly smiling. Although they are wild, and pretty, they are still a weed as horses or people don't eat them
The garden is now planted. The strawberry patches need some TLC, but that is easier work than what I have been doing the last few weeks.