It's almost Early Spring. Time to be getting ready.
When you hear mourning doves singing before dawn, then organize all your buckets for tapping maple sap.
When you hear red-winged blackbirds whistling in the wetlands, then the maple sap should already be running.
When titmice and cardinals sing throughout the morning, then check your chicken flock for mites.
When bright yellow aconites bloom, then spread fertilizer in the field and garden so that it can work its way into the ground before spring planting.