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View From the Front Porch

What a glorious morning with all of the green grass around the farm!  We had a horrific thunder and lightning storm around midnight that lasted 35 minutes.  It was so bad that I brought Sadie and she slept peacefully by our bed all night.  I would love for you to be sitting on my front porch and see the glory of God that I can see!!

Sadie sits peacefully with me as we had our breakfast.

For some reason my camera is showing yesterday’s date but believe they’re two entirely different days!!  Yesterday was gloomy and wet most of the day!  As soon as the cake comes out of the oven and I get the bread made I’m going to be outside enjoying the splendor!!!

Think Spring Pictorial

This has been the coldest winter I can remember for a long time and I’m just so ready for it to be over, yet, I know we still have two more cold months to go for our neck of the woods.

My hubby asked me tonight to take some pictures of the ice and snow hanging off the roof of our house. I decided to share them along with some pictures I hope will bring beautiful spring thoughts to our minds and ward off some of the cold while we wait for that precious time of year called SPRING.

A lot of it melted today but there's still a lot of wait on that new addition.

A lot of it melted today but there’s still a lot of weight on that new addition.

This doesn't do it justice but it looks COLD!

This doesn’t do it justice but it looks COLD!

It's hanging over the edge of the roof about four feet.

It’s hanging over the edge of the roof about four feet.

This is about 22 inches in the deepest part.

This is about 22 inches in the deepest part.

There's some serious icicles hanging from it too!

There’s some serious icicles hanging from it too!

Icicles look like some kind of prehistoric weapon of the ice age!

Icicles look like some kind of prehistoric weapon of the ice age!

Can you tell the depth of the snow on both sides of the walk off the porch?

Can you tell the depth of the snow on both sides of the walk off the porch?

Okay, enough snow and cold, think spring!  Think spring!  Think spring!

Apple blossoms speak spring!

Apple blossoms speak spring!

Beauty of the blue skies and green grass!

Beauty of the blue skies and green grass!

Spring rains!

Spring rains!

Sap running from the sugar maples.

Spring = Sap running from the sugar maples.

Gathering sugar sap

Spring = Gathering sugar sap

Opening the sugar house and cooking the syrup.

Spring = Opening the sugar house and cooking the syrup.

Puppy checking out the purple crocus-that is springtime!

Spring = Puppy checking out the purple crocus-that is springtime!

Spring is definitely merkel hunting time.

Spring is definitely merkel hunting time.

Tilling the garden the first time!

Spring = Tilling the garden the first time!

Warming up the potting shed.

Spring means warming up the potting shed.

Irises popping out of the ground.

Spring = Irises popping out of the ground.

Peach tree budding!

Spring = Peach tree budding!

Of course, it couldn’t be spring without Papa and granddaughter hitting the spring gobbler trail!

Shes a true hunter 04142012Let’s really put on our concentration hats and get the season rolling!!

Raining again

I left work this morning with it raining again.  The weatherman says there a possibility of flash flooding again.  We still have less than half of our hay put up but already have almost as much hay as we did last year rolled.  I keep telling my kids that if we have as much snow this coming winter as we had rain this summer that we should all be preparing for lots of quiet time at home by the wood stove and possibly without electricity.  I think I’m going to prepare both of them an emergency weather kit for their homes just in case.  It’ll be up to them to fill the food cabinets and prepare for some kind of heat.   Here’s the rain guage as of last Sunday:

7 1/2 inches as of July 28, 2013

7 1/2 inches as of July 28, 2013

I know it’s hard to read but we’re just 1/10th of an inch from 7 1/2 inches for July.  We got 6 1/2 in June and 5 1/2 in May.  Rained expected today, all day should put us up to the 8 inch mark and more rain expected the first day of August.  What will we get if hurricanes come up the coast in September and October like they normally do?  Do I sound like a “worry-wart”??  The sunshine sure did feel good Monday and Tuesday.  Keep those umbrellas handy!!