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The promise of Spring
April 23, 2014, 8:56 pm
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Lovely

Lovely

A promise kept is a wonderful thing. A broken promise will shake a life. I try to always keep my word. There was a time, when all I had in this world was a $35.00 truck with no motor and my word. I found out just how valuable my word and good name was. I vowed to never compromise either.

The promise of spring is a wonderful thing. This year after a long old-fashioned winter, that promise warms my heart. The flowers are beginning to bloom, baby lambs are bouncing around the pasture and the grass is turning bright green. My hay is starting to run out…so come on grass…even if it means mowing the lawn!



Winter is Almost Over
April 17, 2014, 6:16 pm
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Yep, summer is coming!!

Yep, summer is coming!!

April 17, 2014

I snapped this picture the other night down by the banks of Mill Creek…. Ok, I’m kidding 😮
It does look as if they are chatting. I think they would be agreeing to head north at least as far as Canada! Today was sunny and bright. The temperature even warmed to the mid-fifties!

I am on the slow side today. Every now and then…swingshift gets to me. I will bounce back after a little sleep. I did get the animals all fed, hay moved and the stalls clean. I scraped the driveway and tried to fill some potholes. I still plan to accomplish a couple of small items in the sugarhouse, but then I will plant my butt on the couch and do nothing!

I will rise tomorrow rested and full of plans for the day. I have a list that is growing quite long, thanks to winter wanting to hang around well into spring. The good news is in the extended forecast. It shows a return to normal temperatures. The spring work waits. The horses ready and willing, also wait. The spring work will start with a vengeance as we bust ass to catch up.

It will all work out… It always does. In the meantime, I will continue to clean up the sugarhouse and all that goes with it. Once it dries out a bit more, we will be hauling and spreading compost. Plowing will follow the manure spreader. The seeds go in the ground next and if that doesn’t say winter is over… nothing does!