And so... as they always do,
the rains came to an end.
It will be quite some time before the ground
drys out. We'll be soggy most of April, I fear.
It remains a little cool here... chilly Spring weather...
but I am anticipating that very soon
we can emerge jacket-less and go about our business
much less encumbered.
There are buds on all of the trees and shrubs,
and we are so excited to see all of the buds on the blueberry bushes.
With the ground as soggy as it is, the equines
remained in their dry lot yesterday.
If the rains stay away, they will be able to spend
the rest of the week with daily time in the pasture...
a welcomed relief to us all.
What is it about Brown Sammie?
If you knew him, you would agree with me that he
is definitely an enigma.
Still, there is something about him... he is a cat whisperer, for sure.
All of the barn kitties just love him... I mean LOVE him!
On the subject of cats... I received a question yesterday as to
who is the cat that was in the indoor photo from this weekend.
This is Ivy cat, our house cat.
And yes, she was a rescue...
which might explain her ratty looking ears.
She may be small, but she is quite scrappy,
and an excellent mouser.
I am worried about our old turkey, Tom.
He's eleven years old and it seems that his days
may be numbered.
He's just not himself lately,
and we are preparing ourselves for the worst.
It will be hard to lose him.
He came to live on the farm, just hatched, the very
first summer that we lived here full-time.
And he's been our shadow for the past eleven years...
eleven times pardoned from the Thanksgiving table,
always eager to be the center of every party
we've ever had here on the farm.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that perhaps he's just a little
under the weather,
but preparing myself for what I know will ultimately come.
Knowing that he had a most excellent, long life here on the
farm is what balances out the eventual loss.
This is life on the farm.
There's no one so happy to venture out after the rains,
than the chickens.
It's a virtual worm-feast and they are eager to partake!
Won't you please join us for a party today?
Because the corona virus has given us no other options,
we are quietly celebrating here on the farm.
Wear your very best party clothes as we serve tea
and cakes to celebrate a certain Birthday (mine).
Wait a minute... there is still one more guest to arrive.
Mr. Phinneas T. Phoxx is joining us as well.
He's a tiny bit late as he was having his very best jacket tailored
for the event.
Isn't he just the most dapper chap?
I heard a little bunny gossip...
that Clementine Cat is sweet on Mr. Phoxx.
What a fun party this is going to be!
Thanks for joining us.
One lump or two?
I had a most wonderful surprise phone call yesterday.
The shed builder phoned to tell me that my
She-shed is being delivered one week from today!!
Looks like gardening and finishing my shed will be this
Spring's big projects.