Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grins along the Way - A Thursday Thankful

It rained on Monday.

It rained a whole lot on Monday. We got well over 5/8 inch of rain in a short amount of time.

all the transplants survived and seem to be thriving

The broccoli plants benefited greatly from the moisture, as would the grazing paddocks.  All the rain made the dogs incredibly “photogenic”.  And you know…”April showers bring May flowers”…and all that jazz.
Ironically, April showers make for one DIRTY farm dog!

But, the rain played havoc with our well-planned week. And, if you know me at all, you know I really don’t like my plans changed…but roll with it…right?

When the rain let up (some) at midday, we headed out for a much-needed run to the dump.  While the dump run was needed, it certainly wasn’t in the plan.  But, then again…roll with it (right?) We could get another errand out of the way after the dump, so the day wouldn’t be a complete wash.

If it wasn’t for the rain, or the change in plans, we wouldn’t have gone to the dump on a gloomy, rainy Monday afternoon….and we wouldn’t have seen this.

I don’t know about you, but the sight of a somewhat forlorn, dripping wet jack-o-lantern wearing a Santa hat at the dump just made me laugh out loud.  I wasn’t alone, the other folks depositing trash made comments, too.

I’m thankful for 
the odd and random amusements that come along when I least expect them.

So, today…here’s to finding some grins along the way.

Have a great day!


  1. Isn't that lovely - we all need things like this to cheer us up on wet days.

  2. Nice! A squash for all seasons. It's almost time for him to change into his bunny ears.