I just walked around our land in some very cold (40s F) rain, checking out growing things. Here's where we are, days after the snow vanished:
Garlic: a whole row has risen, new shoots sticking up greenly in the drizzle.
Apple tree: blossoms budding on branches.
Grass: shady grass seed has sprouted in the lowest lawn, a creation of last fall.
Meanwhile, each compost pile collapsed down about a foot. It's the interior ice thawing out, at last.
The dirt looks good for digging. Now for the rain to let up.