Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
And So It Goes....
Winter hit with a vengeance during those weeks, and many days it was a battle to cope and try to keep everyone else alive and well. We had several snows and the coldest temps in ten years for a few nights.
Last week it began to warm up and soon all the awful snow was gone, and the ground unfroze enough for me to get my big dog buried. It was a slow process and was finally completed this week. I was very glad for that.
With the warmer weather and the days staying lighter longer, I've slowly been putting things to right around here. When you are in the middle of cold, snow, and aren't home except in the very early a.m. or late p.m. things tend to get thrown here and there and become messy.
I re-worked my wood pile and got the wood boxes in the breezeways refilled (while I'd like to believe winter is over, I'm pretty sure it isn't), dumped and refilled every one's water tubs, gave Ashley a bathe and a good brushing and other odds and ends. I even had my windows open to the house a couple of days.
Today it rained pretty hard for awhile, but the ground needed settling and some of the ick from the snow washed off anyway. Once it warms up the grass should really take off. I worked in the house, cleaning and moving some things around. There might be a special 'arrival' happening here in a few weeks so I have to make room just in case.
I'll be glad for Spring, and I'll be glad that when I think about Boone I can smile instead of cry. He was a great dog and his memories should be looked on with joy in the time we had.
Thank you to everyone who came by to comment and grieve with me in Boone's passing. Many were friends and familiar names, but others were first time commenters, and I appreciate that you all were moved to leave a comment for Boone. You are all special to me, and it helped to know that you care. I plan to print out the comments and add them into Boone's little record book.
It's been hard to compose the 'next' post after losing Boone, but, well, here it is, for what it's worth. I've switched out the header and added this post, so I hope it will be easier for myself to 'visit' my own blog now.
Take care and hope your week is a good one.