Today. Today was a big day. A momentous day. A day of riotous joy. And also laundry. But mostly riotous joy. Today…I saw grass.
The temperatures rose to a might +6c today, which felt like a balmy beach in the Bahamas compared to the -39 we were experiencing just a couple of weeks ago. The snow, which had begun to take on that flopped over look it gets as it begins to melt, is in full retreat. We can see the drive way, we can run around on the deck, there are rocks to climb on and grass to rejoice in. Today feels like Mother Nature is giving us all a warm hug and saying It’s ok, you’ll get through.
Suddenly the boys want to be outside, they want to run around, climb on hay bales and, yes, take their shoes off when they visit the chickens. Speaking of chickens they have begun to venture outside after their long confinement, scratching at the earth though I fear there are no tasty treats there for them. They are at maximum production, giving us a tray of eggs each day in colours ranging from pinky taupe to richest brown with the occasional splash of blue green, a rainbow nation of deliciousness.
The weather is due to drop again this week, a chilly -7 and then back up to around 0 for the next week or so. This week, as my youngest bean turns 6 years old, we’ll begin to see the mark of spring on the world. There will be cold and probably snow ahead of us, but the season has turned. We may not have fully arrived at our destination, but we’ve made landfall and the end is in sight.