Sunday, March 24, 2013

Here on the Hill

According to the calendar...SPRING arrived this week!

Icicles on the grape arbor at dawn

But, it doesn't feel real Spring-y right now.  As a matter of fact, it is snowing as I type.

It seems that everything is just waiting, waiting for the warm weather to finally arrive.

the fields are beginning to green, but there is still snow along the ridge

The sheep are eating every speck of hay and grain they are given and endlessly grazing the winter paddock in hopes of something fresh and green. That is part of what lead to this funny picture that proved to be incredibly popular on Facebook. This is one hungry lamb!

The broilers are growing fatter by the day...they truly need to get outside...but, not in a snow storm!

Look how big this chick has gotten in just FOUR weeks!

little girls mark the corners of the planned house
Today marks the sixteenth year that we have called this little piece of paradise ours.  You can read about that here....and here. We've been through a whole lot of changes here on the hill in that seemingly short period of time.

the house today...many years and memories later

Yesterday, the Boss tilled the spot where the broccoli will be planted. As he plowed, he un-earthed some potatoes that were forgotten during the fall harvest.  Most of them had been buried deep enough not to freeze.  What a treat!  New potatoes for supper in March! That made our day.

Happy Sunday!


  1. Wonderful post! Love the photos. You have a wonderful eye for the picture that tells the story.

    1. Thank you for the kind words! ...and thanks for reading! :)