Here it is, St. Patrick’s Day. This is the day when we are supposed to plant our peas in the Northeast, yet it is bitter cold, there is still snow on the ground, the earth is rock hard, and people are very grumpy in this neck of the woods! Hold tight! It will come! I know this because the birds are singing! Our resident Dude Cardinal is outside right now, singing his heart out, staking out his mating territory and trying to attract the most Kick-butt Cardinal Lady for his 2014 Spring Sweetheart.