Warm weather is finally upon us and there is much that we are starting in the way of spring chores. John's least favorite, I think, is checking the water in the cabin and turning it on. Every spring there is a break in the pipe to fix. He has to take off this box thing around the pipes since the cabin is log and doesn't have walls for the plumbing.
A few days ago John was in a tight area in the bathroom fixing this year's leaks, when Blake, the resident black snake, greeted him by poking his head up. John said he looks to be 6 feet long this Spring. I never did see Blake last year, since I didn't get around much with my broken ankle, and John only saw him a couple of times, which was I think a couple of times too many. John is not fond of snakes and just tolerates them because of all they do for us. I like snakes since I met many in trees that I climbed, as a kid.
Lyndy brought me a couple of bottles of Black Snake Mead last year and they are still unopened.
see earlier blog
I hope I will have more encounter with Blake this year, but some very pleasant ones.