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Tossing Pebbles in the Stream

This blog is my place to sit and toss pebbles into the stream. The stream of Life relentlessly passing before us. We can affect it little. For the most part I just watch it passing and follow the flow. Occasionally, I need to comment on its passing, tossing a pebble at it to enjoy the ripple affect upon Life's surface.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Spring Is Finally Here. . . I think!


After several days of wamer weather and wind the snow is largely gone.
Today we are enjoying double digit temperatures.

This is what Spring looks like. With some rain and warm weather it will quickly green up.


















The litttlestrip of snow is the last of a drift along the edge of the gully behind the house.

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I moved the feeding of the animals to higher and dryer land. The ground around the shed is all mud these days. They are all standing behind the electric fence. The road is drying up nicely, don't you think.



This is the runt enjoying eating away from the others where he does not have to compete with them for food.
Notice my newly plowed up lawn (if one dares to call it that.) You can let the animals do this sort of thing when you don't have a house proud wife. (There are a few advantages to being single.) The runt did not do it all. The sows did it before I got them under control behind the electric fence. Dave is now busy repairing the damage. Bless his heart. He rests on his walker between patches repaired. Remember Dave, Grass side up!
The runt continues to amuse me. While the other piglets rush to gobble up the feed by running as fast as their little stiff legs will cary them, the runt sashays along behind in no great hurry. I guess he know that if there is not enough feed for him he can go and get his own. He often comes up on the porch and eat right out of the bag of feed and then comes in the house for a nap behind the wood stove. He definitely has the best of both worlds.
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8 Comments:

At 3:03 PM, Blogger Leann said...

glad spring has come to the frozen north country.have a nice week.
God bless.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It's another beautiful Spring day here too. The last bit of snow vanished from that shady spot in the backyard, but a little lingers out front where it was piled high and deep.

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger Loretta said...

I think spring is here too. A couple of nights ago we had a freeze warning but today was near 70. We don't usually have cold weather this late in April. We had crazy weather all winter.

 
At 1:29 AM, Blogger Alyssa said...

Oh, those late winter snows never last, thank goodness! Oh, Dave has a long job ahead of him - it looks like someone has plowed the field for planting! Runt is a nice looking and smart piglet. He's growing very fast. I would guess that's from having an almost unlimited supply of good food! Love those pig pictures.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Old Wom Tigley said...

I laughed at 'Green Side Up' the view from the road would be a pleasent one for sure..
I hope this weather holds and that grass starts sprouting up..

Tom

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger Peggy said...

really looking like spring around your place. Glad to hear Dave is out and about. Bet he is loving springtime too.

 
At 11:55 AM, Blogger Rachel said...

Nice to see you are thawing out up there!! It's so nice that Dave can get out and use his walker and work some and then rest!! I'm sure he enjoys being out and about some.

That runt sounds spoiled to me!!!

 
At 2:29 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Philip,

I do think Spring has finally chased Old Man Winter away, but not so in Calgary. They were having snow yesterday. I just hope they keep it.

The Runt is growing fast and he's lucky there isn't a house proud woman around or he would be banned from the house. LOL Enjoy your animals.

Blessings,
Mary

 

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