Thursday, March 11, 2010

A nice "almost" Spring surprise

Imagine my surprise, when just 2 days ago I had a fire going in the fireplace, and then I wake up to see this. A beautiful,warm, sunny day. It made it up to 71 degrees here yesterday!

Well, of course, G and I took full advantage of it.

It made perfect sense to put that little guy to work!

And I know Illinois winters well enough to know that this pretty weather is a really nice trick. Mother Nature gives us a little preview of the beautiful Spring weather about this time so that we can make it the rest of the way through winter. It will turn cold and snowy again before I know it.

So, it was a good time to get the fire wood all stocked up again in the garage so
that it stays nice and dry.

And I had just the perfect helper to get it all done!

We were both very happy to see a fat, juicy worm. G because he likes to let them wriggle in his hands and me because it means that the soil is super healthy.

We found a treasure.

And more to my liking we found bright, green plants making their appearance.


Even flowers!!!

And its never all work and no play, so we made lovely artwork on the driveway.

And we found some friends outside to help us enjoy the great weather.


4 comments:

Stacey said...

It was lovely wasn't it! Dreary and cold today, but it was nice while it lasted.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

You guys were totally due for a day like that. You're lucky to have a super helper like G. I've got occasional help like that, but they don't have nearly the big smiles that G. does. :-)

How about all those weeds I pulled over by the wood pile...are those making an appearance again?

Farmer Jen said...

What a nice day!

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

Don't you just love those spring day surprises? I sure do hope you are wrong about that snow.......