I fear I may have overslept...
by about a month.
Seriously, I went to sleep on Sunday night and woke up in Spring!
Temperatures are incredibly warm right now...
I'm not complaining because this weather has given me the opportunity to get a head
start on Spring clean-up chores.
Yesterday was another sunny beautiful day...
and I took full advantage of it.
Dressed in just a sweatshirt and jeans, I worked on the gardens...
cleaning up last year's dead growth on the perennials
and giving the grape vine a major haircut (think crewcut).
It is now half the size it was (growing in the corner of the garden onto the fence).
I have learned over the years that the vines stay healthier and produce more grapes
if they are pruned yearly.
I always do my pruning chores late in winter while plants are dormant.
Tell me... is there anything more delicious than a nap in the warm sun?
Oh, how I wish I could have joined the rest of the farm.
It seems that everyone had the same idea.
except, of course, me and the turkeys!
In answer to a question in yesterday's comments...
yes, Tom lets me touch him.
I raised him from a just hatched chick, so he bonded with me from the beginning.
Fred? ... he steers clear of me...close, but not close enough to touch.
And Ethel? ... she hisses and pecks me these days...because I keep stealing her eggs.
I won't let her hatch her eggs because of the two males that are housed with her.
Perhaps I will incubate a few at a later time when the weather is warmer.
And by the way.... turkey eggs are delicious!!
Hubbs gave me these work gloves for Christmas.
I've got to tell you... if you need work gloves... these are the best I have ever had.
They give all the right protection in all the right places.
And although they are a little pricey... if you go through as many gloves as I do...
you will appreciate a good pair with lasting quality!
And here is the progress of the cowl...