Things began to thaw today. It’s not pretty, so I’m not posting any pictures. I also apologize for not blogging much recently. I’m working on a new video project and a script, both of which are occupying my thoughts night and day.
I took the blankets off the girls since it got up to almost 40F degrees today. It felt like a heat-wave. Looks like it’s going to stay this warm all week. Only 42 days until it’s officially Spring. March 20th can't come soon enough! I spent some time this morning looking at an email from White Flower Farms offering a fabulous selection of tomatoes that they will be planting and shipping in March and April. We ate tasty baby asparagus last night, and earlier this week, I gave in and bought some fragrant strawberries from California. The longing for the Vernal Equinox is strong around here!
Perhaps the most important sign that this dreadful winter is coming to an end is that Siete is shedding like crazy. Silk is still a fuzzball, but the little one is losing her winter coat big time. I throw balls of fur to the birds so they can start making nests. The chickadees are back in the barn already, and unfortunately, so are the catbirds. Those evil thieves steal the nests that the chickadees work so hard to build. They also dive bomb me when I come in the stalls. The horses ignore all the bird drama, but I’m considering hanging some cd’s on strings from the beams on the ceiling. The cd’s spin in the wind and catch the light and supposedly it scares the birds away. Now, if it would only chase away certain types of birds - maybe if I used cd’s that had been recorded with classical music or esoteric jazz, those crass catbirds would disappear and leave my lovely chickadees alone.