We have certainly had our share of austere beauty this winter, no?
I am wondering... just how much austere beauty should one be privileged to? Shouldn't we share with others? That is why I am suggesting that any further storms should just hold onto their snow and send it down to the Southern Hemisphere when their winter arrives in a few months. It's not that I am tired of all this snow or anything... it's just that I truly believe in spreading the love around!
Yes, I am quite eager for Spring!! Over the next several weeks I hope to get seeds started in our greenhouse. I am hoping that the snow on the greenhouse roof will soon be gone! It's been there all winter.
The pond has frozen a bit over the past few weeks. There is now an ice bride that connects the front to the back.
It's quite convenient for the 50-some ducks that frequent the pond... stopping by daily for their meals and companionship.
We are hoping that our weather predictions for the next two weeks hold true. Temperatures are to begin to rise into the 40's and then up into the 50's. Perhaps the snow will melt over these days and replenish the underground water table. All of this moisture should certainly make for a beautiful spring!
I am eager to see if our wild bee colony survived this harsh winter. I am praying that it did. With temperatures in the 50's, we may begin to see a little activity around the hive.
And there is no doubt, that bunking together for over a month, the runner ducks will be happy to see the guineas leave the duck house and reclaim their roosting spot in the maple tree at the back of the barn! (Not to mention the jubilation the ducks will feel when able to once again roam the farm!)