Belts

The snow is quickly melting, several small streams have formed across our land and squishy mud is everywhere. If the number of loads of sopping wet laundry is any indicator the mud and water is a mighty powerful lure for three small boys and a puppy. Since we’re outdoors so often I thought it was time Sasquatch had his very own collar. Plus, the boys all want belts (just like Dad’s) so they can carry their leathermans around properly. This weekend I got the paracord out, made Sasquatch a collar and started on the first belt.

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Is It Spring Yet?

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Slowly the days are growing warmer. A patch of grass is emerging high on the hill. Although, to get to it, you’ll have to cross a field still covered in a good 2 feet of snow. Some days we still get occasional flurries and brisk winds but they are starting to be outnumbered by “warm” (around 45F) sunny days.

The list of Spring chores grows: daily milking has begun, chicken and goat pens need a deep cleaning, hooves need a trim, and soon there will be a garden to cultivate -once the snow melts.

And some fences need mending….

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Despite the growing workload and the general muddy mess spring brings we’re just happy to be spending a little more time outdoors.

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And just because she’s cute….

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Bringing in the Joy

The holiday season is upon us and so we decorate and plan parties. We cut, glue and write; measure, stir and wonder. Now that may sound elaborate (and it could be) but we keep it simple. In part, because the majority of the household is 4 and under but no less important is that simple also means more time for fun and helps to emphasis what it is that brings each of us joy.

And while I could show you some photos of all the cookies baked (ok we got a little bit elaborate there) decorations made, books read etc it seems more fitting to finally introduce  the newest member of the family:

Megan

She’s such a good dog! In her own way she brings each of us joy everyday.                    We love her.

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