I think spring is finally here and here to stay. I heard the spring peepers (frogs) singing last night! Of course I am going to try to remain calm and not start my seeds just yet as I am sure Mother Nature and her frost are lurking somewhere.
We finished up our sugaring season this week. The temps are just getting too warm at night and the ants have found our taps. Not to mention I may or may not have set my sweatpants on fire one day trying to get the evaporator going. No worries, I am fine! We have boiled over a hundred gallons from just our three trees and should end up with just over two gallons of finish maple syrup for the year.
We also have added a couple new members to our flock this week. I love baby chicks! Instead of hatching this year we just hit the feed store for our new friends.
|Duck snuggles with Mr. Bill. He was less then |
thrilled, but he took it like a man.
|“The pool isn’t open yet?!?!” Baby Girl made herself at home |
in the sandbox lid with some melted snow at bath time.
|I love watching the fire and the smell of burning wood. |
Here is to another season of sugaring in the books!
|Thank you Buffy and Ester for breakfast. Nothing like fresh eggs!|
|The joys of childhood, the littlest country kid |
and his new BFF, an inch worm.
|Grumpy Goldie, doing what Grumpy Goldie does, patrolling |
the yard and keeping order, like the good alpha hen she is.
|New found friendships. The oldest country kid spending |
quality time with Fifi our new Light Brahma chick.
|Baby chick. How can you not smile?|
|He was a tough competitor at farm tic tac toe. Oh who am I kidding, |
he took all the barns and tractors and wouldn’t let me play.