Spring anyone?

View over the compost pile to the empty piggie hut in one of the empty paddocks
View over the compost pile to the empty piggie hut in one of the empty paddocks

Not yet. That tantalizing thought of warmer days never materializes for us in northern New England right on the day, but hope never dies! It was a little bit of a tease, because yesterday was a bright and sunny day, and it probably hit 30F or so. But it turned much colder over night and the 25+ mph winds began to blow overnight. 10 degrees F this morning. Ah well.

Another paddock view. The bunker feeders are not much more exposed than they were last week. Sigh!
Another paddock view. The bunker feeders are not much more exposed than they were last week. Sigh!

As I know I have said many times before, we live and die by the weather forecast. My husband and I (plus all the farmers I know) have multiple weather sites bookmarked on our computers and iPads, plus separate weather apps, and consult them regularly. A tab on my browser is permanently set to the 10-day weather so I can click in at any moment and refresh that feed.  After Tuesday it looks as though even the nights shouldn’t go much lower than 14-17F, which is a treat indeed. And the daytime temps are coming up.

So I will enjoy the daylight, if not the temperatures, but any piece of clothing that we can leave on the rack feels like a little victory over winter! I think it’s time to have a glass of wine and do some knitting.

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