Well, I am learning that my life is more interesting than I thought it was.
Some of my readers (and at least one of my parents) have been asking to hear from me again.
I am sorry to have been away so long, but I just didn’t feel there was much going on that is worth writing about. I have been assured that I was mistaken.
The weather is always a good place to start.
Right now we don’t have any snow.
Wait! Yes we do.
No never mind I was mistaken, that was rain.
Oh! Now we have snow!
Oh. Now we don’t.
(You get the picture.)
Every time the boys have gone out to sled, we have said that it will probably be the last time. And each time we have rain we say “Looks like it will turn into snow.”
At least it doesn’t get boring.
(I am cracking up now, because as I sat down to actually post this it has been snowing all day, after raining all day yesterday!)
Ian has a new project up and running across the road.
|Photo by Seth Daughton|
He is tapping one maple tree. He has no plans to make syrup, since we don’t have everything we would need in order to be able to boil it. But he wanted to learn how to put in a spile and hang a bucket, and he hopes to learn about how temperature affects the sap flow. Next year he hopes to tap several trees and be set up to boil.
The hens are laying well.
Though we only discovered this recently.
I was sure they should start laying actively any time and was disappointed when the boys would bring me only a couple of eggs every couple of days.
“Are you sure?” I would say.
“Oh yeah. We looked everywhere.”
I was beginning to be concerned.
When I had expressed my dismay several evenings in a row, Dad stepped in. He gave orders to leave no hay bale unturned. About 45 minutes later, two very sheepish young men came in with a full egg basket! So the chickens are redeemed and now we know their top secret hiding places. Good work men.
With the chickens laying and the lengthening of the days, it is only natural that I start to think about planting.
I have sorted all my seeds and really don’t have need of much.
However, that doesn’t mean I won’t be buying.
I can’t help it. I’m addicted.
It’s the pretty pictures.
And the glowing descriptions.
(And by reading this blog, every one of you has become an enabler.)
Anyhow, I will try to be a better blogger. I will try to remember that there might be someone somewhere who is wondering what we are up to.
I really would like to write a “Day in the Life” post as Merideth suggested. But in the winter it would read pretty much like this:
We woke up. (No photos please.)
We threw chicken scratch and last nights dinner scraps on the ground. (Ewww. Don’t want photos of those!)
We came inside and learned grammar and stuff. (Grammar doesn’t photograph well either.)
I cooked dinner. (Depending on what is being served, a possible photo opportunity)
We went to bed. (Ummm, no)
So as spring rolls in the posts should naturally increase as well. I am looking forward to both.
See you soon!