Snow!! It’s not much, but it is sticking, at least for the morning. Even though I always feel a bit depressed during the dismal days of November, anticipating the long, cold winter, I do get a surge of giddy, childlike happiness when first the snow falls.
We spent all weekend preparing the yard and outbuildings for winter, but aren’t quite ready - hope we get one more warm weekend before winter settles in.
After a week of battling with the lawn mower not starting, I was finally able to finish leaf sweeping Saturday. We have so many deciduous trees that the leaves get pretty deep and smother the grass if not removed. You can never get them all - they are still falling - so some will remain to replenish the soil.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get the house and fence completely painted before winter. Before the leaves fell you couldn’t really tell, but now it s going to bug me every time I take this walk. Oh well, that project will wait for us until spring.
After chores, the dogs and I took a little walk through the woods and prairie. I especially like the first snow because there are still bits of vivid color bursting through the white.
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.