Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Monday, July 5, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Monday, June 21, 2021
Last night was a long one, with a wide awake Mr. A and a miserable and teething baby P. We all slept in. When I went out on the porch this morning I found this, a beautiful Rosy Maple moth. I also found that someone had dropped by our house and left a container of s'mores brownies on the porch for us. A cup of coffee and one of those was my breakfast, calories be damned. It was the most amazing, lofty, chocolatey, marshmallow-y, googey delicious treat I've ever eaten and felt like a big hug. So thank you to whomever left them. Today is going to be a good day.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Hello friends. It's been a long time since last posting, and thank you for your kind comments. Honestly, for weeks there I was just trying to keep myself together. Then it seemed like there was nothing to say. But here we are with a fresh start.
Things are the same in many ways. And different in many ways. Nothing dramatic or terrible. But it's easier to get out of bed in the morning and I no longer feel like my days are a toe dip into purgatory. The days are long and hard but there are also moments of joy. I had a much needed brunch with a friend today. There is a walk with another friend scheduled for later in the week. When friends ask how they can help, this is what I need. Truly.
Good Lord let's change the subject. For some reason playing cards have hit me hard. There are so many decks coming out every day that are just gorgeous. I don't do magic or cardistry (yet) and only play the occasional game of solitaire but who cares.
Mail day! $20 of my "got cash for Christmas and stuck it in a Mason jar" money ordered this:
Saturday, April 24, 2021
What a beautiful weekend. Especially after the suprise snow this week. We are lucky that even after two days of snow and freezing temperatures the trees did not lose their flowers. The oldest and I took a long walk out back yesterday.
Tuesday, March 23, 2021
I finished up the sap, we ended up with a bit over a gallon.
Every time you heat sap, it causes minerals in it to solidify. This is called niter and a sediment that falls to the bottom.
We have seen a few honeybees on the crocus, not as many as last spring. In fact my dad across town lost all 5 of his hives over the winter.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
Kwazii's grant adventure lasted about 3 days before my dad called after dinner one night and started the conversation with "Hey, I'm really sorry to say this but...." apparently Kwazii had decided the best thing to do on his vacation was to beat up a Buff Orpington hen. Repeatedly. So I apologized and told him to bring him home. So he's back. Totally mild mannered and a perfect gentleman.
I think the trees are done flowing for us. Signs are: the world is starting to green, sap is barely flowing, yesterday I pulled a bucket and the liquid was yellow. Lastly, most of the trees are really budding: