Spring is here at my house in Selwyn: The robins and the red-winged blackbirds have arrived, bulbs are bravely poking through the cold soil. The ice is slowly melting on the lakes, rivers, and ponds all over the Kawarthas. The vegetable farmers are busy planting their seeds in greenhouses, the maple syrup crop is being harvested, the beekeepers are anxiously watching their hives to see if the bees survived the winter, fruit trees have been pruned, and baby animals are being born on many of the farms in this region. This is where the bounty of the harvest begins. Welcome spring.