The dry, warm winter of December and January has finally stepped aside for some healthy snowfall, which, according to the meteorologists will last for a few days. Those who work in agriculture look favourably on this atmospheric winter phenomenon, which lets the plants rest more effectively and protects new plantings from harsh weather.
If I remember correctly, the last precipitation was at least two months ago; this snowfall is therefore extremely important for creating a hydric reserve, useful for the rest of the year. The water accumulation is also helped by the characteristics of our soil, which is rich in calcareous clays.
I noted that the 40 cm of snow that fell yesterday caused the breakage of many tree branches, so, after everything has settled down, a lot of work will need to be done to remove the damaged trees.
Snow is both beautiful and useful, but very often also laborious…