Keep up with the goings on around the farm!

Keep up with the goings on around the farm!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

January Thaw

The weather this weekend was amazing. After a rather cold winter for us in Georgia it was a reminder that one of the reasons we are here is because of the weather...sunny blue skies! Today we were actually playing outside in our T-shirts. It felt like playtime but we were actually doing a lot of chores around the farm. In anticipation of another cold spell we cut, moved, and stacked more wood in our outdoor livingroom. Ben really enjoyed being the big boy helping out.

Simon prefered riding in the wheelbarrow back and forth between Adam and Ben or driving the little red car.

We also moved three tulip magnolia trees out of the forest into our field. We put two of them and a small redbud down by the driveway. We are looking forward to a spring array of pinks with those new trees, plus the cherry and crabapple we planted down there in the fall.

Oh, and we were also talked into building a scarecrow by Ben. As we are receiving lots of plant catalogs all of us are getting excited for the spring and summer gardens, even Ben! He wants to make signs for each of the crops, and of course the scarecrow.

Leo was out and about in the sun with us, Rama on the other hand, now that he is past is 12th birthday preferred the couch. Ben thought he looked tired and needed to go to sleep so he covered him up with a blankie.

Ben also surprised us with a new desire to take photographs. I was a little hesitant because the camera weighs almost as much as his head and it was a rather expensive purchase of total self-indulgence...I really didn't want anything to happen to it. However, I put my fears aside, showed him how to hold the thing and where to look, and how to push the button. That little boy surprised us with some of the best shots of the entire weekend! After he took some of us, he proceeded to shoot "the sticks" and "the wood pile". Talented little boy!

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