An Nice Summer this Winter

In January we are out in shirt-sleeves hauling hay and manure from the goat barn.  In February we are weeding the garden from plants that should sprout in March.  The first week of March our apricot trees bloom.  Then 16F nights freeze the water in the rain barrels, as well as all those potential apricots.  Now in mid-march, we have our first substantial snow storm of the winter, five inches by 5 a.m., six inches by 6 a.m. What shall we do, other than shovel out to the barn and plow the driveway?

We could dust the furniture, run the vacuum, and pull everything out of a close to sort what really needs to stay in our possession versus what could go to Goodwill to clutter up someone else’s existence.

Or, we could cook up and can all those beans which we procrastinated shelling until a couple of weekends ago.  Then we could fill the crock-pot with ham bones and beans for soup.

Or, I could catch up on printing old blogs and other documents for the files.  Nothing like leaving a legacy for my nephews to scratch their heads over some decades in the future.

Or, we could procrastinate on those chores and go cross-country skiing.


About hermitsdoor

Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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8 Responses to An Nice Summer this Winter

  1. Ahhh…cross-country! !! Yes. Yes. Yes!

  2. KerryCan says:

    I’m waiting for it to get lighter out, so I can see what we ended up with. Big, big drifts, I’m sure! You made the right decision, to go x-country skiing!

    • hermitsdoor says:

      That was yesterday. Today 15F with 20-40 mph wind. On to vacuuming, cleaning up internet cookies, and deleting old e-mails…. I’ll get some posts organized for future release. Oh, and keeping the woodstove blazing.

  3. Laurie Graves says:

    Crazy weather! In central Maine, we are buried in snow. Spring seems like a distant dream.

  4. Made me smile. I like that kind of dithering.

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