Hello again. It has been a while since I've posted anything and I have been accused of being a "slacker blogger" by at least one of my fellow blogosphere pals. Well, I guess I have been. But it's nice to know that someone out there cares and has possibly even missed my ramblings and/or photos. So, thank you Miss Molly!!
I have been having some technical difficulties of late with my computer. But this morning, I thought they had passed. I have not been able to view many of my favorite blogs for the past week or so, and then occasionally I could view, but could not leave a comment. So, alas readers and friends, I am here...just experiencing some technical difficulties. I even had trouble logging on to my own blog today. I might possibly have a virus of some sort, but who knows.
Not a whole lot has been happening in my little world lately. Life has been steadily continuing on allbeit without much excitement. We have had a few more late winter snowfalls and some below freezing temperatures, but thankfully nothing is sticking around. Predictions for later this week are for more cold weather, but drier conditions. I'm always happy to hear that!
From my count on the calendar, spring begins in 10 more days, and visually it has already begun happening. I have daffodils blooming in my yard. My roses are shooting up and are steadily producing new leaves. My fruit trees are all budded out. I missed the dormant spraying and hope that my year old peach and cherry trees will not succumb to the dreaded curly leaf this year. I have no experience whatsoever in growing fruit trees, but this is my second attempt after having killed off my first trial plantings. So, if any of you readers have any experience in this department - I am always interested in hearing of your trials and errors, and would appreciate any advice you could lend in this department.
Another sure sign of spring is the annual shedding festival of the horses. Yep, it has begun in earnest. Siri especially. I can pull the hair out by the handfuls, and in a few minutes time have a ground cover of the most beautiful white - and I'm not talking about snow here. The horses are all quite itchy, and there are several spots out in the pasture where the ground is covered with their deposited hair after having had a good roll. I need to get out there in the barn and spend some quality time with my ponies grooming and helping them shed out their old winter coats. They would love it, and I probably would too. Maybe I'll try to fit that in tonight. It would do us all a world of good.
Wishing a fond farewell to winter real soon, and hoping the same for all of you.
May you all experience rebirth in a kinder and gentler season.