Although Spring is in the air...
winter is still on the ground.
Our farm is situated on the north side of a gradual slope,
so we retain our snow for the longest time.
As I drive through the countryside...I watch the fields emerge from beneath the snow.
But returning home....almost no grass is yet in sight!
But Spring is definitely coming.
I can feel it, and so can the animals.
In the warmth of the afternoon, we head out to do chores.
This is what happens when two call "shotgun" at the same time...
I end up with two copilots!
Temperatures in the low 60's yesterday gave me an opportunity to visit with
my "bestest" of friends...Ginger and MaryAnn.
Happy to feel the warmth of the sun, they spent quite a bit of time out of doors.
As I sat down in a dry patch of hay,
Sam and Moll came over and sat with me.
Moll is completely comfortable around the pigs...
and doesn't hesitate to lounge with them.
Sammy, on the other hand, is a little guarded.
When we first arrived, Ginger was outside, reveling in the warmth.
MaryAnn was still inside eating hay.
"Come on out here, MaryAnn!" I called.
Within seconds, she poked her head out to say hello.
"Hello Sammy, whatcha got around your neck?" she asked.
"That's Sammy's "good boy" collar, MaryAnn. It helps him remember to be a good boy."
I answered....while Sammy sat (nervously) very, very still.