The idea that farmers can take the winter off is a myth. The winter is a busy time for farmers, too, as they make plans and preparations for a new growing season, decide what crops they'll grow and procure their seed and inputs. Still, with spring, activity does pick up as they begin to prepare their land. At the same time, the warm weather warms hearts, too, and farmers say they love their time planting in the spring.
We recently took the opportunity presented by the warm weather to snap some photos of springtime scenes in the country in the Carolina-Virginia region, including some farmers' activities - and sometimes activities undertaken by Mother Nature on her own. Enjoy.