Forgot to mention that hummingbirds have returned - two males seen fighting over our feeder a few days ago. Odd that the males (with their bright shining red throats) are seen here in the spring, and either immatures or females later in years (where do the males go?)
Sara helped considerably by breaking up the clods in the garden rows that are for the potatoes (which show up any day). Everything in the garden is taking off - lettuce nearly ready to pick, beets, chard, spinach and kale thriving. And the squash and cukes have settled in nicely.
Now if we could only see a few figs on our tree (they would be the first ever, after planting it about 4 years ago)!