Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Beautiful Day

We had a much needed beautiful day after 3 months of cold and snow. Temperatures were actually in the 60's today. The sunshine and light breeze helped to dry up some of the mud. Unfortunately, the forecast is for rain for the next 7 days.
I did take the opportunity to do some work outside. It was time to prune the red twig dogwood. This is one of my favorite winter plants. The red shows up so well against the snow (when it's not totally buried.)
I also pruned back the butterfly bushes and threw them over the fence for the goats. It is always one of the first things they eat if they get in the yard.
I thought about pruning the pear trees but the task was too overwhelming. It takes hundreds of decisions, what to leave, what to take, how short or long. They will have to wait for another day.
I have been catching the horses and grooming them. The ring is still to frozen and slick to ride in safely and Thumper has lost a shoe. The farrier comes Friday to get everyone in shape again.

1 comment:

G-Pride Farm said...

Don't you just love the beginnings of spring? It's so overwhelming the tasks needing done, the little time to get them done, then in a few weeks, we are doing twice the amount of chores and not complaining. Think maybe we get lazy for a spell after winter?

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