Spring is here and we are spending as much time as possible outdoors--there is sooo much weeding to be done, seeds to plant, and outdoor furniture to paint. The tulip and daffodils we've put in the last two falls are putting on an amazing display...in the flower beds, up the lane, alongside the barn, around the pasture fence, and next to the henhouse. Soon the allium and lilacs will be in bloom.
Each day we have geese in the cornfield next door, living happily off the leftovers of last year's harvest. Bluebirds are nesting in one of the birdhouses on the pasture fence posts and barn swallows in the other.
The rhubarb is ready to pick, and I am hoping to make Clarice's recipe for Rhubarb cakes later today.
I found some good books at the library this week but haven't had much time to spend with them, so they are waiting patiently for a rainy day. I also have a new craft to learn--needle punch! My oxford punch needle came this week and I did a little practicing--it's easier than I thought it would be, but I still need to practice my technique--I think my stitches are a bit too dense and crowded, but that just makes the cloud look a bit puffy, right? :) This is going to be perfect for using up bits of leftover wool!