Thursday, March 8, 2012

This or That Thursday: eDition 18


 
Since last Thursday, the pond has frozen and thawed more times than there are days 
of the week, temperatures have ranged from plus fourteen to minus fourteen Celsius while
we've had wind gusts that nearly toppled me over on one occasion only to be followed by days of soothing stillness.

Hello Spring.





 The good side to all of this is that we're going to have an early spring. I can feel it in
 my bones and I'm ready to get an early start on cold weather crops in the garden.

This near non-existent winter has taught me it's no fun to hibernate indoors 
if it's not snowy, blowy and cold outdoors. So while I don't feel I've had
the winter respite I needed, I'm more than ready for the outdoor season to begin.
 The downside to having such a rapid spring thrust upon us will be most noticeable in our pantry.
We're not likely to have a good maple syrup producing year. We haven't given up, we're doing
 our darnedest to make as much as we can, but it can be tricky business trying to collect sap when
 the wind steals your buckets and hides them in the swampy brush across the road. Tricky indeed.

And I may not be the only one itching to get outside, Ember is quite pleased about the 
recent turn in the weather; she's able to supervise the sap boiling and chase the chickens, when 
nobody is watching. And nobody is happier to have a red headed bully out of their hair then this little girl.
I know it's hard to tell, but this is her happy face!

~Happy Thursday Friends!~

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24 comments:

Linda said...

Lovely photos! I especially love the cats...but the buds in the first photo really do show the promise of spring!

Lynne said...

There may be discussions of the Winter of 2012 for years to come . . . it seems the affects are happening from shore to shore and even more. I hope your winds calm and the sap runs . . . love that photo . . .

Danelle said...

Gorgeous photos! Love the roses.

Deb said...

It feels like spring here today too. Finally! I have the same happy face as your kitty.

Susan said...

Yes...many of us are enjoying this awesome weather.

Your pictures are amazing.

Those roses are so beautiful♥

Rebecca said...

White roses are my favorite!

tiarastantrums said...

lovely photos! I've enjoyed this nonexistent winter as well but what kind of summer are we headed for? UH!

Red Gate Farm said...

I was beginning to think that a mild winter would have been good news..... at least until I got to the maple syrup part. Hopefully there is time for it to recover!

Love the March header....

Chris

Evelyn said...

Yes, we are all ready for spring. But not good about the maple syrup:( Hope everything works out. I found you on Katherines Corner Blog Hop and I am glad I did. I am now following you and would love a follow back.

My Turn (for us)

http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com/

Thanks ever so much, I enjoyed the visit.

TexWisGirl said...

you need to teach ember to fetch maple sap buckets...

Elaine A. said...

Love those fuzzy buds! And this is the earliest I ever remember Spring showing up. Even in the South!! ;)

steph said...

really love the photographs!!! thanks for sharing!

bridget said...

As a California girl, I can't even imagine 14 below and to be honest I don't think I would want to.

Michelle said...

Awwww...I love that girl's happy face.

Lori said...

beautiful photos, love the b&w!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Oh, your cats are ADORABLE!!!! I'm glad the weather is warming up in your part of the country :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

deb duty said...

The light on the roses is so pretty. I always enjoy your photos. We've barely had a winter this year.

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful photos of my favorite season. I'm so happy you linked this post to the blog hop today xo

Nadege, said...

Beautiful bouquet of roses and gorgeous cats.

Saun said...

Gorgeous photos my pussy willow is also budding, blooming which one is it.Your cats are beautiful.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love those white roses--and your cats!

Liz said...

Lovely images! The roses and your texture are gorgeous!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Patrice said...

Great photos. You have such beautiful cats. The grey one is gorgeous- smiling or not.