Wow, what a difference in energy levels we are all feeling around here! We’ve gone from being in hibernation mode to spending a good deal of time outdoors. There’s so much to do – collect maple sap, stomp around in melting snow, run around the yard with the chickens – it is like we have suddenly come ALIVE again! Spring is such a wondrous and marvelous season and I do so love this feeling of rejuvenation and renewal that comes with the melting of the snow.
Each day is keeping us so busy. The syruping is a task in itself, but we have also been starting more and more seeds for this year’s gardens and market stand, training the puppy, carding wool and spinning yarn, felting & crafting, and also just keeping up on all the daily farm chores. I felt like I was in a state of constant fatigue and laziness all winter, and now I’ve sprung into action. It’s nice to feel this energy flowing through me again.
Another sure sign of spring – I placed our order for day-old chicks a few days ago and we’re counting down the days until they arrive! The hens are starting to lay eggs again and scratching about in the yard. Spring also means that the goats will be kidding, but we still have a while to wait on that, as we’re not expecting any kids until May. And then we’ll be back in the milking groove and enjoying fresh, nourishing raw goat’s milk again!
Oh yes, spring is such a glorious time full of wonder. And this, our first spring on the farm, is about as wonderful as it gets!