Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring in the North

Milder days.  Snow turning to slush.

More hay exposed.  Lots of snow to melt.

The beginnings of a puddle.  And muck.  Cows wandering. 
Out of round bales.  Feeding square bales.  Poop waiting to be cleaned up.

Gates getting harder for goats to jump.

Puppies happier to spend more time outside, without fear of freezing.

Yes, it's in the air.  Spring is on it's way.  Sap may be ready to run soon.  We've taken a dip in temps again, but it won't be long now.  The pine trees are waking up.  I wake up hacking and coughing daily now.  Of all the things to be allergic to when you live in a pine forest, pine trees are not recommended, lol.  Another month or so and we should see patches of grass peeking up in the low spots.  The goats will start browsing in the brush on the edge of the road.  And maybe, if we're lucky, we might see a calf and a couple of kids.  Before Nanner explodes!


  1. That first picture is the cutest little puppy. It looks like a Border Collie. Is it? Funny, but scenes like that are called "winter" here. Your post gives me perspective on what we consider "Spring" in different parts of the country.

  2. Their mom, Wonder, is supposedly a lab/bouvier cross. She looks more like a hound dog. Her sister in the little was much more bouvier looking, with all the fluff and long hair. Their dad, Waldo, is mostly lab with a bit of some kind of husky some where back along the line. Waldo and Wonder are both long and scrawny, with long noses. The pups are both short and stalky, heavy in the chest, more compact faces. Solid little lab puppies with white patches. It cracks me up.

  3. Thanks! Cute, cute dog from what I see.