Saturday, March 22, 2014

When spring comes

The first day of spring came and went. The morning dawned warm and misty with ice crystals coating grasses and bushes. We saw our first finches at the feeders, their heads stained with rose. Sap dripped from the maple trees and we collected 10 gallons.

The first day of spring came and went, as did spring. By Friday, the temperature had dropped to 9°, and the wind roared through the woods at more than 24 miles per hour. Only ice filled the cans. Today, with temperatures and winds just as fierce, we closed up the barn to keep the sheep warmer and closed the sugar bush to keep our intrepid sugar bush friends warmer too.

We’ll reopen the bush and the barn when spring returns.

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