Today is one of those days. The rain is coming down in sheets – and it is cold rain. While there isn’t really much by way of wind, I had to put two coats on today to feed the animals. It is wet, and chilly, and quite frankly, not the least bit inviting. That is unfortunate seeing as the calendar says it is April and I really (reallyreallyreally) want to get out into the gardens.
Now one thing you should know about me is since I married my very handsome husband, I have learned to love the climate in the pacific northwest. I love our cozy days, I enjoy sitting by a fire, wrapped in a warm blanket, listening to the rain come down on the roof. I enjoy living in a place that is so green most of the year. But right about now, I am over it. I am done with the rain, and the dark and the gray. I don’t *hate* it yet, but if it keeps up for many more weeks, I just may. You see, I love this little farm of ours. I love being outside, wandering around the property, with lambs or dogs or hens or children following me. I love opening the windows of the house and of Mabel and airing everything out. I love the smell of fresh-cut grass on warm breezes. I really truly do. And by now, I am missing all of that.
So, this morning, #4 in tow, we headed out to our favorite feed store. We knew that today was the day that they would be receiving the breed of chicks that we wanted. We had picked up four a few weeks ago and today we picked up four more. I absolutely LOVE watching the chickens running around the property in the summer and this year we have added a number of blue-gray girls which will be gorgeous when they are full-grown!
Wishing you a marvelous weekend, no matter the weather!