A field of gold

-- Staff ReportMarch 27, 2013 

As you drive down Road 425C off Highway 41 on Deadwood Mountain, splashes of yellow can be seen throughout the green grass as daffodils open to announce spring. However around one bend in the road, drivers will be met with a hillside completely carpeted in bright yellow daffodils.

Thousands of daffodils pop up every Spring on Bill and Mary Briggs' property. When they moved into their home about six years ago, the flowers were already there. The flowers had been planted by the son of Harry and May Schmidt as part of his Eagle Scout project in the 1980s.

Bill said last year's late snowstorm was hard on the daffodils, but they were back bursting with color again when they opened a couple weeks ago.

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