Wednesday, March 27, 2019

spring work

Think how far we've come! Our thermometer stopped the climb at 58f (15c), but still, remember what we had here two weeks ago? A frozen landscape covered with snow. Today it feels as if we've stepped into another world.

(I can tell what time it is: the door to the coop opens at 8:10 and with that grand swing, the cheepers burst forward, instantly marching to where the action is -- around the garage and writers' shed.)

farmette life.jpg

Ed, are you up? 
I am now... (the usual response)
Don't you need a beard trim?

(Breakfast: he's not nearly as grumpy as he looks!)

farmette life-4.jpg

All morning, I work at clearing the garden. It's not grueling work -- cutting back spent flowers, pulling some garlic mustard invasives, removing debris from the flower beds. But it is never ending. I cannot do a perfect job -- I learned this a long time ago. I do as much as feels right for the day.

And then I pick up Snowdrop at her home, again taking a few minutes to visit with a guy who never sports a grumpy expression.

farmette life-13.jpg

As Snowdrops gets out of the car and moves to visit with the cheepers, I am delighted to see that Happy the rooster does not see her as a threat. So far, this guy is all that the books say he should be.

farmette life-19.jpg

(Can you tell the girl is feeling better?)

farmette life-25.jpg

There is always lots of pretend play. But not only. Today, she designs a sequences for a necklace...

farmette life-34.jpg

... and paints a picture of Moana on a beach...

farmette life-42.jpg

... and as always, has her sweet playful times with the big guy.

farmette life-55.jpg

Later, much later, there is a flash of lightening in the dark sky. And another. Rain comes down. Nothing huge. A spring shower. A refreshing, lovely spring shower.