It’s the second week of March and we’ve had a brutal winter. With more snow and cold weather in our forecast, I thought it would be a good time to remind folks of another March day, back in 2012 when temperatures reached 80º F. A group of local homeschoolers headed for Lamoine Beach (one of the many benefits of homeschooling is the unexpected field trip). So there we were, white as ghosts each one of us, with our bathing suits, sunscreen, beach blankets and frisbees enjoying a mid-week day frolicking in the ocean. Actually, it was more like frolicking BESIDE the ocean, as we quickly learned the waters of the Atlantic were beyond bone-numbingly cold. The kids remedied the situation by building ‘hot tubs’ in the sand. They dug and dug and filled the holes with ocean water, which warmed easily in the sun. I wonder how other homeschoolers in the Northeast enjoyed that freak-of-nature hot spell in March of 2012……….