Yesterday turned out to be as beautiful as predicted, warm and sunny. It’s about time! We got as much done as we could do in one day. I cleaned out the greenhouse where we lamb and kid, while John worked on moving a giant loam pile. In between his loads he took the stuff I was pitchforking out and added it to another compost pile. By the end of the afternoon I had managed to create a large, clean space that is penned off, in readiness for our mamas and babies. Well, the whole greenhouse is cleaned, and one area penned off. (Full disclosure: I pitchforked everything into a pile outside the greenhouse, but after loading a few bucketfulls into the tractor, I had to have John finish getting the pile into the bucket! That much strength I can’t summon up in one day. I sat in the tub for quite awhile last night).
And then the rain and the sleet began. The wind blew and it poured all night and into this afternoon. I think we got at least 2″ of rain. More coming after midnight and through the day tomorrow, but that sounds icier than what we got today. Yuck-o. I am obsessively watching the extended weather forecast. After tomorrow it looks like it’s going to be in the mid 40s and mostly sunny. I can hardly wait. I think we have probably seen our last overnight under 20F, and that alone makes me almost giddy :*)
Yesterday turned out to be a tantalizing oasis of warmth in between some days of bad weather. I am very definitely looking forward to the sun.