It's Spring, but we still have snow. It is not unusual for this area. I try to get some pre-work in whenever there is a break in the blah weather.
I start to get the outdoor beds ready by clearing off the snow and covering them with plastic. The snow will melt and the beds will thaw faster.
See my post: http://backyardorganicgardener.blogspot.com/2012/11/politics-is-good-for-gardening.html