We enjoyed another spectacular spring day yesterday...
and it was another day of heavy labor.
The mulching is finished and the house looks neat as a pin.
The flower beds will fill in a bit as the perennial flowers emerge.
We had hoped to get all of this outside work finished before Easter.
Now, today, I can do the baking and cooking for the weekend
as we will have family here for most all of the weekend.
Every day the farm looks just a little more beautiful than the day before.
Every day brings more color... and especially, more green.
I took a stroll, yesterday afternoon, around the pond.
As I gazed at the reflection of the sun,
a little snake quickly slithered into the water from the shore...
to fast to photograph.
I looked closely, trying to find him and noticed
a lot of frog eggs along the edge of the pond.
Our pond is always a haven for all types of frogs... from peepers to bullfrogs.
All of last year's mallards are now gone... presumably off mating and nesting.
I feel good about the fact that they had a safe home for the winter with
plenty of food available to them.
I am sure they will return in the autumn, if not before....
and maybe with some ducklings.
At this time we only have our...