onsdag, februar 15, 2012
A Wednesday in February
Just an ordinary Wednesday in February. Albeit a beautiful one. Blue sky, bright winter sun, white snow... and a nippy northerly wind. All looks bright and peaceful, yet there is a bit of "life" to be found.
In the barn "Peder", the ram, has done his job for the season, and the girls are expanding nicely. Only a month or so, and the first wee lambs will be taking their tentative small steps in the barn.
In the henhouse the ladies are taking their first tentative steps outside since the recent snowfalls. But the white world outside does not seem too appealing to them, and they hurry back into the relative warmth of the henhouse again.
In the woods behind our house hubby keeps himself busy, making sure we have enough firewood for next winter.
We seem to go through an amazing amount of wood every winter, but then again the fire is our main source of heating throughout the cold winter months. And we do like to keep warm and cosy!
As for the garden, it lies dormant under a protective layer of snow. There is no sign of life to be seen, not even a slight promise of things to come, but give a couple of months, and it will be an entirely different story.
Yes, a few more months, and I will be busy by the potting bench, filling the pot with soil and summer blooms. Meanwhile, you will find me by the fire, keeping warm and dreaming of the warmer days to come.