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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Little Taste of Spring

Well, I was chopping wood today and I realized that more of my time and energy was spent trying to pull the maul out of the wood than in actually swinging and chopping!!!  Don't you hate it when it gets stuck in the log like that?!!  Still, I was wearing nothing more than jeans and a long sleeve t-shirt and the fresh air felt really good.  Hard to believe just a couple of weeks ago the temps had been sub zero for weeks on end.  As I breathlessly tugged  and torqued on the maul handle, even trying to leverage it out of the dense wood it was buried in - yet again - it occurred to me that I would soon be feeling sore in places I forgot I had!  Oh well, the chance to be outside was just too enticing & I love to hear my hubby whistle in appreciation at the amount of wood I get done.  I'll think about consequences later, when I'm trying to turn over in bed tomorrow morning!!!

Like the rest of the USA, weather here in the Pacific NW is a little crazy!! 

We went from This

~We call this the lamb shed or chick house ~
Winter babies with no mommies grow up here
To this within about 48 hours!!!
I think I could be playing the fool, because it's mid February and it feels like Spring!

I also took some time to look around at all of the wind damage.  Ugg!  The barn door is shredded, along with a few other things.  Even the glass blew out of my patio table (but hooray! It didn't break :)  The lawn is covered with limbs and branches . . . . .wreath ideas start going through my head . . .

Are those buds?? !!!!

Then my son comes  strolling by with our 2 bummer lambs  bouncing along behind him. Oh my gosh!  His rubber goulashes, shorts, his funny smile ~ my heart is bursting with gratitude, love & the hope of Spring! Normally another 3 months away. 
Airborne! I should have videoed it. They are so spunky and cute, still shots
just don't convey the joy like watching them play & chase Jacob
Pussy Willow buds just peeking out. By
Easter they're usually 3/4 inches of furriness

  I am hoping that this little glimpse of new life puts a smile in your heart and helps to remind you that in the depths of Winter. . . this too shall pass. 

 I actually started this post a couple of days ago.  Not surprisingly all of the wood that I split is under a fresh blanket of snow!!  But the lambs don't care, they're up and dashing around until their tummies are full of milk and they snuggle down in sweet smelling hay under their heat lamp, utterly content. 

PS Yes, I am incredibly sore!! It's worth it though and as soon as the air is warm again (that's about 40/50 degrees) I'll be out there in my t-shirt reawakening my sleepy muscles!!


  1. Your wonderful! I have a star bucks gift card I'm saving for the next time we can meet in the big town!

  2. I love you :) Chocolate coffee; I can't wait!


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