I’m not sure that I have EVER wanted spring more than I do this year.
I am not quite sure if it is because we just finished reading The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder or if I actually feel like this has been the longest winter EVER!
Either way I am desperately craving warmth and sunshine even though the low tonight is supposed to -9 degrees….I am trying to be positive as the over 4 feet of packed snow in the yard dwindles slowly. On the warmer days, every inch it melts is one inch closer to seeing grass. It usually seems to happen over night anyway.
One way to “feel” spring before it happens around here is to order our chicks and piggies for the year! We have done that already! 26 day old chicks will be here next week (some for meat and some to keep for eggs) and 3 piggies in a few short months!
The newest additions to the farm this year….. Drum-roll please….
30,000 Honey Bees!
Yes…we (actually the hubs) is taking on the chore of bees…which is good because although I am not scared of bees and really appreciate all that they do for us, they creep me out…they are in the buggy category after all. I am getting better with that part of farming, although not fast enough in my opinion!
Next is a dairy cow…Oh, how I long for a dairy cow!!