Spring Projects and a New Shed


| 3/30/2015 8:44:00 AM


Tags: Spring, Small Spaces, Storage Shed, Solar Energy, Granola Recipe, Virginia Hawthorn,

Virginia HawthornGoodness! I started this posting as a New Year’s message and here it is, spring already. I was feeling guilty in January because I had skipped December – but now I’ve managed to skip January, February, and a good part of March. It has been a busy, busy winter: Holidays; cataract surgery; getting ready for income tax time; several messy, snowy, muddy storms; and a lot of personal and farm projects that keep begging for attention. The weather has been a roller coaster ride: cold, miserable and wet, then warming up and drying out, then the wind comes screaming along, then back to cold and miserable, then 72 degrees and lovely sunshine.

SnowNearly 5 inches of snow.

In spite of discomforts and muddy footprints, I should not complain about cold and wet weather. Our winter up to February had been dangerously warm and mild, so this late build-up of snow in the mountains will be an enormous help, as we have been in a severe drought period for several years. In the past two months, snow has been measured in feet rather than inches in the high northern mountains of New Mexico and southern Colorado, a definite cause for celebration down here in the valleys, where the melting snow will feed our streams and rivers and fill our empty reservoirs. These late winter storms are good in yet another way, because spring was trying to spring too soon, so these periodic cold spells help hold the trees back and also keep us from submitting to the temptation of planting things too early. That way lies disaster!

Snow on Porch

Our front porch railing.

Snow on the mountain

ellenr
3/31/2015 8:34:43 AM

Congratulations on your new energy-efficient home! How many square feet? Also, I commend you on the downsizing. May you enjoy many, many years in your new abode.


ellenr
3/31/2015 8:34:09 AM

Congratulations on your new energy-efficient home! How many square feet? Also, I commend you on the downsizing. May you enjoy many, many years in your new abode.





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