Podcast: The Joy of Spring in Vermont
March 26, 2021
Early spring in Vermont is a lot like late winter. At the start of a typical Vermont spring season, snow is still covering the ground, the skies are often gray, and the temperature hovers somewhere in the high 30s.
Lately, it’s been a lot warmer than usual. But it won’t last.
What we’re in right now is what you call the “Spring of Deception.” It’s part of the “Vermont’s 11 Seasons” meme that seasonally makes the rounds on social media. It’s a fun reminder of how we trick ourselves into thinking it’s almost summer, only for a big snowstorm or multiple days of freezing rain to remind us that it’s still pretty much winter around here.
What Vermonters Are Looking Forward To This Spring
Last weekend, on the first day of spring, I was curious about what people are looking forward to as it gets warmer. I interviewed one of my neighbors and kids on our block who set up a lemonade stand outside of my house. I also surveyed members of the “I Grew Up in Vermont” Facebook page.
Vermonters told me they couldn’t wait for sleeping with the windows open, sitting around a campfire, gazing up at the stars, and listening to peepers.
Others talked about feeling excited about cutting firewood, taking their dog for a swim, or going hiking or kayaking.
Happy Vermont Podcast
You can listen to my latest podcast mini-episode, “The Joy of Spring,” and hear about all the things Vermonters are hopeful for this season. It’s one of my favorite episodes yet.