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Hope grows on trees

After a long winter, green leaves are a miracle. In fact, green of any kind after a winter of any kind, feels like a miracle. Like a deep, cleansing breath. Hope actually does grow on trees. At least in the months of spring. The contrast of the nesting, burrowing, make-do […]

Surely spring is near

Yesterday’s weather being of the sunny, mid-50s variety gave me hope. Spring must really be coming! In honor of the good weather, we worked the entire day cleaning up the much-ignored chicken house.We scooped manure and I dusted the walls and ceilings. Matt built a pond in the chicken yard […]

Frozen: How to stay warm(er)

We woke up to below-zero temperatures. Everything and every being outside was/is frozen. There’s not much we can do about it since we can’t control the weather with a thermostat. All we can do is cope. Adapt. And wait until it (the always-changing weather) changes. Because it will. This too […]