In like a kitten and out like a lamb.
I know that’s not exactly how the traditional saying goes, as I’m substituting a kitten in place of lion to describe the month of March. At least, that’s how I’d like to see March unfold, with a beginning, middle and end less like January and more April-ish.
In fact, after last spring, most of us North Dakotans probably wouldn’t argue with skipping past the freeze/thaw pattern altogether and instead transitioning right into summer. Save for a few hardy ice anglers, who’ve already had nearly three months to satisfy their hard-water fishing hunger, it’s not easy finding a benefit to a hard, drawn out winter.