Almost! Here in the Amana Colonies the majority of the snow has melted and the oxbows are starting to melt, bring all sorts of water fowl, including about two dozen bald eagles. Someone reported seeing red-winged black birds, a sure signs of spring. I even heard rumor that the Dairy Queen in Fairfax is now open for the season. I can't wait to start seeing those little bitty green rows of corn sprout up!