Sunday, April 6, 2014

Whew!

First, a couple of pictures for Sunday Stills, which is back up and running, thanks Ed.  The challenge was the color yellow, which I had to look hard to find around here. 

Yellow fence insulator...

and a yellow(ish) frisbee:)

It was a rare, priceless Spring day.  The kind that we see so few of and are treasured.  Fifty degrees, calm, still and glorious.  

After taking Tanner for a nice hike, I did some spring cleaning, pulling all the old straw insulation out and away from the barn.  I moved it all to the garden to use for mulch later.  You can't tell in the photo, but there is an 8 inch deep impression where the old plastic tool box sat all winter.  I put it there to help keep the frost out of the ground where the water line is.  The ground all around is still heaved up from frost.  I wonder how long it will take for it to go out of the ground this year, it has loooong way to go.  I think that toolbox is what kept my water line from freezing solid.  That slab of ice to the right is ten inches deep.

What barn could ever be without lime....

I spent a couple of hours battling an old enemy.  This is from just one hundred foot section of stone wall.  Only about a thousand feet more to go.  I hate, HATE this stuff.

Took an hour out to sit on above-mentioned-tool-box for some serious donkey time.

Two hands + two donkeys = half as much scratching as each wants.


Then it was time for a donkey walk followed by a short ride with Tessa.

Whew, no wonder I'm tired.  It was a good day though:  useful labor, gentle sunshine, good company, exercise, riding, roast chicken for dinner....I need a thousand more just like it.  Now I am headed for a bit of quality time with the couch and a book to finish it off.

PS - have I mentioned how glad I am it's Spring? 

7 comments:

  1. Yep...today was a real upper. At last!

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    1. It absorbs moisture, eliminates odor, kills mold, etc. It is safe for the animals and good for the soil, very useful stuff.

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  3. Yay! Welcome Spring! Great photos as usual!

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  4. Thank heavens spring has come to New York!

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  5. Happy springtime to you and the kids! I can tell you're savoring each little moment. ­čî║

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