Wednesday, February 17, 2016


These mornings of sunshine and blue skies are just exquisite!  We have a plethora of animal tracks all across the farmette, but every once in a while you can find an isolated set and it just makes you wonder: who came here? What did they find?

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A few minutes after seven the sun is already brilliant. (So many tracks!)

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The two hens are now both laying almost daily. [Scotch took a long pause all winter long and Butter was an on again, off again girl.]

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Oh, that great big beautiful sky!

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Breakfast, deliciously in the sun room.

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And an early Snowdrop day.

Here's the girl, scrubbed and dressed and ready to play!

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I'll share three favorite activities (out of a cast of, oh, about a hundred!):

Trying to figure out what makes the weasel pop and having some doubts about the sanity of the whole thing:

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Climbing into her basket of toys.

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And staying there.

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Learning to jump. When her body fails to shoot up into the sky, she's happy to watch me do it for her.

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But sunshine does rule this day and in the afternoon, I take the little girl out on an excursion. Not an outdoor one exactly: we go shopping. For boots. It can get pretty muddy at the farmette come spring time and it strikes me that Snowdrop will need rubbers. Wellies, if you will.

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Next door to the shoe store, there is a low key mall. A whole new world to explore.

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I propose a pause at a coffee shop. It isn't the best. Both she and I agree on that. (Though she appreciates the rubber duckie that she'd gotten for shopping at the kiddie shoe store.)

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Ah, but now comes the treat: the visit to the toy store. Lets just say that I had trouble casting even a glance at the toys. She is so fast!

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If I hadn't looked up, I may have missed the moment she decided to leave the store.

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It was a beautiful day. Can you tell? 

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