Warm weather is moving us into true spring. Rachael is home from college. (Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.) The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and …

I have a standing “meeting” on Thursday mornings from 9-11 through the school year (IE: September- May). So this morning I thought I’d slip out to the garden early, before my meeting. It’s light really early~ 0602 (6:02 am for those not familiar with military time or who aren’t nurses or other medical type folks …

Busy, busy….

…busy. I think I’ll rename spring “busy- ness without end, amen”. Nice ring, huh? We have been ramping up the outside work with the warm weather. Two of the kids I have home right now have been trying to fit in yard/ farm work in between baseball practice and college finals.  I have been spending …

what a difference a couple of weeks make

Just a few weeks ago the landscape looked like this~ snow covered, cold wind ruled the land.  We actually had experienced a fairly wicked spring snow.  But then the warm winds came and turned the weather about-face.  And now look! Spring is here! And I was out in the garden and though the temps at …

April, right?

Can you believe it’s snowing? Again. These pictures are behind reality. The our pasture grass is already covered in snow. Our east/ west driveway is drifted. The high is only to be 33. Bleck. But the basement garden is tucked away, warm and waiting. Sometimes I just go down there to smell the dirt and rub …

I saw a robin~ JUST NOW!

I’ve been seeing all sorts of birds lately, thank goodness. I’m so very glad. They are harbingers of spring. But the one that I’ve been anxiously watching for has finally appeared. I saw a robin! Annnnd look what I see~ the reappearance of our driveway! That is grass we are seeing!   And also the trek …

More snow.  Everyone is complaining. I know it’s just the last hissy- fit (do people still say “hissy- fit”?) of winter. We ALL know this won’t last. But still….. This did change, briefly, to sunshine. And it was glorious. I tippy- toed out to take some dry pictures while I had the chance. The animals …

Rustic Mushroom Bread Pudding

This dish has all of my favorite foods; butter, bread, cream, cheese, wine…. heaven. So without further ado~ Rustic Mushroom Bread Pudding! (It’s a good thing I’m not a food blogger. I got into the groove of making this great dish and forgot to photo almost the entire process!) AAAAND I copied the whole recipe …

It’s snowing. And was -17 on the front porch this morning. Bleck. Instead of showing the same old tired images of the snow covered farm, I thought I’d show some of the other things that are going on in our home. But first, cow pictures.  Our lovely cows. A few forsythia branches in bloom~ I …

The Snow cometh

We had another huge storm. Another 18 inches of snow was dumped on our town over the last 48 hours. 18 inches! On top of the 2 feet-ish we already have. And the wind blew.  And blew. And blew. And drifted. And trapped us in the house for a day.  But the storm blew itself …