Spring has finally arrived – alternating between hot summery days, and cold windy ones. Today it’s sunny, with a cold north wind, racing clouds and a few snow showers. But I found Rue Anemones blooming in the woods. Continue reading
It still isn’t quite spring yet, but we’re getting closer! We had several wet, heavy inches of snow last week.
I keep hoping that I can start a new blog post by saying “It’s spring!” – but it hasn’t happened yet. We almost got rid of our snow last week, but now we’re getting back to back snow/rain/sleet storms. The driveway is soft and slithery, so the ground is thawing, but the snow just doesn’t seem to stop coming. Continue reading
It’s the time of year when there are lots of hints of spring, but it’s definitely still winter. We’ve been getting small storms every day or two, bringing an inch or two of snow each time. And then about once a week, a larger storm. Continue reading
It’s still snowy here, with cold days and nights, but I’m starting to see a few signs of spring. Continue reading
I’ve been working on some of the historical information we have about the farm – trying to organize it and get it up on the web site. I’ve got all the historical documents and maps that we have up on web pages. (Here are links to all those documents, if you’re interested in the details: Old Survey Maps Surveyors’ Notes Original Homestead Land Grant documents Aerial Photos) Continue reading
I’ve been scanning old photos of the farm – ones that we took in 2000 and 2001 with our old, pre-digital camera. We got our first digital camera in early 2002, and all of a sudden our record keeping got much better. Before that, there were fewer photos and not very good ones. But we do have records of what many of the places looked like before we started any restoration work. I’ve been having fun going through those early photos and trying to find matching views that we took later, so we can compare, and marvel over the changes. Continue reading
This has been a classic New Years week at the farm – snowy and cold, and lots of days with sun and brilliant blue skies. Today was gray and a little snowy – but that means that the sun doesn’t blind me when I work on my computer in the morning. Continue reading