It's trying, it's really trying. The temps have been above freezing every day, but we have the snowpack from hell. Walking in our fields, the snow is still above the tops of my boots. But the grass is starting to show through, the creek is swollen, and I am imaging a farm without snow in May. We first saw this place on April 1st last year, and there was not a speck of snow on the ground! So different from this year...
The dogs are finding all sorts of good things to smell as the snow melts:
If you look carefully (click on the pic to enlarge) there is a pair of Canada geese in the middle of the creek. All the birds are pairing up and getting it on! ;)
Yes, my friends, that brown stuff is grass, blessed grass!
Meanwhile, back in the barn basement... this is where the last owners kept meat chickens some years back. Gordon is trying to figure out how to turn it into a pleasant, well-lit, draft-free, predator-safe coop for our future laying hens:
And the rodents and who knows what else have been very busy tearing up the barn insulation all winter! We are pulling it all out anyway. What a mess! There is a sort of office above this area, which Bill insulated. But the animals have wrecked that and we won't use that area as any kind of office anyway, so we're renting a small dumpster and pulling out all the torn, animal-pee-scented insulation. What a fun job that will be!
The other night, we were woken up by a pack of coyotes making ungodly noises rather close to the house. When we get sheep, we are going to need several guard animals!
Spring is springing... bring it on!