If April showers bring May flowers we’ll have to start looking for blooms when the snow melts. Early Sunday morning we awoke to a thunderstorm. Sunday was a cool and misty day. It always amazes me how a little moisture turns the grass a bright optimistic green. Even if we only saw it for one day.
Monday morning the ground was covered with 4-5″ of heavy wet snow. It was breezy during morning chores and the wind picked up throughout the day. I saw a high of 36* and a lot of snow melted. Last night J and I brought the cows in and J checked them several times during the night. This morning the ground is white again. I’m glad we are on the downhill swing of calving.
I am starting to think that spring is one step forward and two steps back. When winter starts the first weekend in October and is still lingering the end of April it makes one wonder.
J and his Dad spent several days cleaning cattle lots before the rain. It’s nice to get the build up of winter muck cleaned out. This is an annual job we do before branding calves.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. ~Margaret Atwood
Between the weather and Rosie I am in no hurry to plant my container garden. I have thought about a garden, but there has been no action to prepare my tractor rims. When Rosie gets bored she digs holes. Not little “lets scratch the surface holes,” she digs holes hoping to reach China. During chores I take Rosie along for a run and J takes her along when he is out and about. Sometimes, I think J takes a 4-wheeler ride down the driveway just so Rosie can run off a little more energy. I wish she would share some of her energy with me.
The naked earth is warm with Spring,
And with green grass and bursting trees
Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,
And quivers in the sunny breeze.
Is it spring at your house?