It's almost Easter, but Spring is taking her good ole time making an appearance.
Looking through the window, you might suspect that Spring has arrived.
The days are lengthening.
The sky is blue.
The birds are singing, busily setting up housekeeping.
We've seen our first redwing blackbird.
And buds are popping out all over the place.
And yet... I walk outside each morning for chores and am greeted by temperatures in the 20's.
Yes, our nights dip below freezing... every night.
I have heard that things are going to start warming up by the end of the week.
Perhaps the snow will all be gone by then.
A little remains on our southern slopes.
Of that I will be glad.
The first day that I can head out jacket-less will be a day for celebration.
Even the sheep had the notion to graze yesterday morning.
Unfortunately, the grass is still dormant,
so there's nothing to graze upon at the present moment.
There is always plenty of hay available to them.
Still... one of these days they'll be out in the pasture grazing...
with no need for supplemental hay.
Our sourdough starter is still going strong.
Hubbs baked this loaf of multi-grain bread while I was gone on Sunday.
It's been well over a month since we have bought any bread.
We've made our own bread, rolls, bagels and English muffins.
The kitchen has been a bake shop lately...
cupcakes, decorated cookies....
so many goodies.
I've been trying out recipes to use for our upcoming September wedding.
These orange cupcakes will definitely be on the dessert table.
(thanks Joyce, for the orange cake recipe!)
The Hubbs Report...
Hubbs continues to do well with his recuperation.
Yesterday was his first trip out to the barn for morning chores.
Don't worry, he's behaving himself...
helping me with easier chores, like feeding the cats,
and filling water buckets with the hose.
Yesterday he even helped me transport the horses up to the upper pastures.
It was a good day for everyone!