On the farm, you know it is Spring when the animals are not as influenced by a can of grain. They would rather stay out and eat grass. Yesterday, I had to use 2 days worth of patience because none of the animals wanted to be where I wanted them to be.
Four and a half bales of hay until my road trip. Rosemary and I are celebrating 50 years of friendship. We are hoping to take a spinning wheel with us and some fleece. We want to see what different plants out west are used for dyeing. We will take a couple large pots to steam over the camp fire while we are roasting marshmallows. Not your typical vacation but perfect for Rosemary and me.
Most people think that rooster crow at the crack of dawn. Actually, roosters crow throughout the day and way before dawn. They are not good markers of time. The lumber mill is a much better marker of a new day. They start up at 5:45 week days.
It used to be you could mark time by when flowers and trees bloomed, especially daffodils. They used to be a first marker of Spring but a few years ago, they bloomed in January and this year it was mid February. The peach trees are just breaking bud and 2-5 inches of snow are on the way. At least the temperature shouldn't be damaging.