Hello and Welcome, This is the Mid-April 2023 Climate Update from Amalie Robert Estate. Well, this has been a cold, wet (rain, hail AND snow), windy and generally speaking, arduous start to the Willamette Valley growing season. But it is not all bad (yet), the daffodils finally broke ground and graced us with their blooms. The swallows have arrived and are nesting (they also have a schedule to keep). And even YOU have had a couple extra days to complete your National Mathematics Exam this year, aka form 1040.