Signs of spring are all around Elaine's and my Botetourt County, Virginia home. A winter visitor, a hermit thrush, is singing his mating song, a mockingbird is in full throat, and the mourning doves are already mating.
But a sure sign of spring is our local bears coming out of hibernation. Yesterday, we were greeted with the sight of a bruin wrecking our compost bin, emptying the contents and pushing/shoving the bin about 10 yards into the woods.
We won't use the compost bin again until December when winter sets in. Then make sure that its contents are spread earlier next March.