I've never been scared of earthworms before....

Appropriately on the first day of spring, the earthworms came out in droves. We moved to our new house this fall, so I wasn't sure what shape the soil was in, so I was very happy when I heard my 2 year old yelling from the patio - "Mommy, look at all the snakes!" I ran out and this is what I saw:
massive fat earthworms all over...
I was actually a little scared by one monster worm when I tried to pull him out of the ground to add to the compost pile and he pulled back...hard. I had no idea earthworms had that much strength!

Spring also gave us this happy surprise...thank you to the previous owners!

...and these lovely buds about to bust open!