Days come and days go. Each day holds something special - something that makes me smile... something that makes me happy to be exactly where I am.
Yesterday was a spectacular day in every way. From sunrise, as Moonie greeted me at the dry lot fence as he does every single morning,
and through every beautiful hour that passed until the sun set once again - it could not have been a more perfect spring day.
The sun shone brightly. The air was temperate. The sky was sapphire - dotted with storybook clouds. It was the perfect day for finishing up my planting. Except.... I did not even start.
As it turns out, we had a rather heavy frost yesterday morning... the kind that destroys tender seedlings. And, last night was predicted to be in the thirties once again. This year I am taking no chances. I cannot bear the heartache of frozen seedlings. So, all of my plant babies remain tucked away in the greenhouse until..... Saturday!! Tonight's low will most likely be in the thirties again. Saturday, finally (at least at the moment of this writing) is predicted to have a low in the mid forties. I have to admit, this has been such an exercise in patience for me. It is so hard to look at all those wonderful pepper and tomato and cucumber plants (not to mention the myriad flowers) in the greenhouse and not start setting them into the garden. There are even tiny tomatoes on the tomato plants! Patience.
The weird thing is... our farm is a cold pocket. It is always just a few degrees colder here than anywhere around. It's weird, and I have no explanation... but we have our own little micro-climate here.
Good things come to those who wait... or so I am told!
To top off our spectacular day of sunny weather yesterday, The Girls came for a visit. Naturally, they brought their little rescue pup, Mama Bernadette, along for the visit.
Macy adopted Mama B. this past winter. She arrived overweight, out of shape, and not in the best of health. She had had a litter of puppies from a sire who was much larger than herself. It was obvious that at least part of her life had been pretty tough. There's no doubt that a lot of love can turn a life around... and Mama B. is a testament to that!
She loves Bobby cat and greeted him enthusiastically. They rubbed against each other... too quickly for me to catch a photo.
We picnicked beneath the front yard wisteria.
The dogs (especially Chester, who loves young people) were in heaven. Chester is Maggie's spirit animal!
The horses were brushed and coiffed.
Even the chickens got a little extra attention.
And, MaryAnn found another soulmate.
I have mentioned from time to time that MaryAnn, one of our kunekune pigs is very attached to me. She has a little vocalization that she only does for me... it's her happy greeting when she sees me. That happy little pig chatter belonged to me and me alone, until MaryAnn saw the girls' Mom, yesterday. She recognized Danielle from previous visits and was overjoyed to see her again. She followed her around the pasture grunting and grunting her happy greeting. It was very sweet to witness. And no, I'm not jealous! Pigs have lots of love to share!
It was a perfect day in every way!
PS, thank you, girls, for the lovely flowers!!
Is it me, or did Friday arrive quickly this week? We have a quiet weekend planned here on the farm. I will plant the garden, while Hubbs does some food pantry volunteering. Perhaps a bike ride through the countryside.... who knows what adventures await us. We'll be back Monday to share them with you!
PS: I have so enjoyed all of your comments and sharing of late! Just as you enjoy snippets of my life, I enjoy when you share your own moments, or memories. I appreciate all advice given as well. I believe we are stronger when we walk through this life hand in hand. Thank you for extending your hands!