Wednesday, March 9, 2011


"Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn."
- Lewis Grizzard

Well we've had a little sun, a little wind, a bit more snow, an evening of hail, and some rain. Spring is here. Jenny and I went hiking in a local canyon and it felt like spring. We saw some wild turkeys and a couple of grouse. There are bulbs coming up in the garden. Following the receding snow. There is a whole bunch of mud. And spring break is here next week. I have 10 days off of teaching, but not off of farming. We've got a list of chores a mile long.

We are going to plant some cherry trees, build a hoop house, maybe do a little tilling (under the hoop house, clean the chicken barn, spring clean the barnyard, order more seeds...and on.

I'm looking forward to the spring chores, but we will also try to do a little hiking and some steelhead fishing. The baby chicks arrive on March 14th as well. That will be a lot of fun for the boys.

Teaching is going great this week. It is a blessing to be able to be of service to my students. Spring is coming, March is yawning and stretching. What a gift it is to witness another beautiful spring on the farm.

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