Green. It started with St. Patricks Day. Really! The muscadine leaves sprouted, overnight. Though surprisingly early, it seemed very appropriate to have so much vineyard green to celebrate the holiday. Since that day, the march of spring has pressed forward at fast pace. We had several days of substantial rain that topped off all the irrigation ponds in the area. With the warm days that have followed, the muscadine vines and the planted rye grass between the rows look as though it should be early May rather than the end of March! The wild blackberries are in full bloom, also a month ahead of schedule, and we saw our first muscadine blooms yesterday, as well. The area fruit farmers and fruit lovers hope that the freezing weather is truly over for the year, now that the fruit setting is well underway.