spring is coming in like a lion and i’ve shaken off the winter doldrums like an itchy sweater, and now i’m being confronted with the first great truth of spring: WORK. yes, the winter hibernation is so over. the sap is running, time to get up off my buttocks and empty those buckets. with maple, it is so very worth it, and the aches and pains give me a chance to try out my new salves and liniments. no animal testing, i’m my own lab rat.
ahh, spring. well, green stuff has appeared, the wonderful chaos has sprung forth again. mmm, weeds. i’m just so abundantly happy abut the whole thing. i’m even happy about the long, dark, cold winter as how else would i be so ridiculously tickled about a few dandelions and some garlic mustard if theyhadn’t disappeared? the chickens are scratching like they
‘ve never scratched before, and following me around the yard, even down the hill, they seem to think i’ve got something. well, i’ve got things, but not what they think! one thing i’m really looking forward to is turning the compost. i haven’t seen a worm in months. really, though, my first priority is damage control-after the outrageous ice storm we had this winter, trees and shrubs need some serious love.