***Outside my window…It is finally spring! I cannot begin to say how relieved I am. The weather looks great all week and it just so nice out compared to last week. Perfect. We still have tiny pockets of snow here and there, but they are fading fast.
***Barn & garden happenings…Two-ish gallons of maple syrup and a big pan of maple candy, and we are calling the season done! Now on to the garden. We planted four apple trees over the weekend and I have some lettuce seedlings that need to go out into the cold frame. We have one chicken with a prolapsed vent that we have been treating. Hopefully she will recover okay-fingers crossed!
***Reading and watching… Rose and I have been reading a fairy tale or two a night from A First Book of Fairy Tales. I am still plugging away at The Goldfinch. We have watched two episodes of Cosmos and all of our HHMI documentaries and should finish up Wild China this week. Then I need to look for something we can watch about India!
***A few plans for the week ahead… Our extracurricular load is increasing after a relatively quiet winter. This week we are adding archery and riding lessons back into the calendar. I hope to be able to find time here and there to plant some stuff-maybe peas?
***And here’s our latest John Audobuon print for our picture study…ruby-throated hummingbirds. I look forward to seeing these little guys at our sugar water feeder soon. We saw our first butterflies of the season today-so hummingbirds can’t be too far behind.
Have a wonderful week!