With hopeful anticipation, we headed out for the barn yesterday morning
as the sun was rising.
I was hoping that I would find sweet Daphne in much better shape than the previous day,
when she could hardly bear to put any weight on her front left hoof.
Thankfully, she was walking around without a limp.
It's amazing how quickly equines get relief from an abscess
once it is opened and allowed to drain.
I breathed a huge sigh of relief... hating to see any of my animals in distress.
I checked on her again in the afternoon and once again she was doing great!
As you can see, though, her sister, Chloe had some snowflakes on her face.
Yes, it snowed yesterday!
(no accumulation... just enough to let us know that winter has not yet moved on)
I am hoping it is what we Pennsylvania Dutch like to call the onion snow...
ie, time to plant your spring onions.
It is time to get some things into the ground,
although I must confess, I have no desire to work in the garden when it is
cold enough to snow... and especially when it is snowing!
Soon, though.... very soon it will warm up and then there will be no stopping me.
Dirt beneath my fingernails will be my most frequently worn accessory....
soon to be followed by the yearly farmer's tan.
I am happy to tell you that the rescue of the three black kitties has ended up being
a great success.
All three are now healed well from their spaying (yes, all three are girls.)
I call them my rafter cats, as they spend more time up in the barn rafters than they do
on the ground.
At the same time, they remain "homebodies"...
with no apparent need for outdoor exploration...
at least, not as of yet.
They enjoy Sammie's frequent visits.
He's definitely their favorite creature.
The rest of the barn cats seem to ignore the girls,
which is much better than the alternative.
They prefer to enjoy our company from afar.
Perhaps they will choose to get closer as time passes.
The tablecloths that I dyed this weekend...