Monday, April 1, 2013
JEAN'S SPRING IS COMING
There is snow on the ground now, but I hope there isn't any on April 1st. The men are planning on where the house will be and where the faming land will be for us. Poor Martha, has to plan where her garden will be this Spring as part of our new house will be sitting where her garden use to be. Also, we are trying to figure where our garden will be.
Seeing we are living in Kevin and Bridget's house-farming comes first, building our barn comes second and our house comes third. Getting our crops in is the most important. The money we get from the sale of the crops will help pay for our barn and house-also last us financialy through the winter. The sale of our old farm is paying for the most of the house and barn.
In a little over a month Susan's school will close for the summer. Michael and Edward's school doesn't close until June. Susan can't wait until they have the end of the school year picnic at the school. Last year it was really muddy, she hopes it's better this year. This school year sure has gone by fast. Susan will be going into third grade in the fall. Michael and Edward will be juniors in the public school, but when Edward's adoption goes through we are thinking of taking them out of school. As we believe in 8th grade education as out highest, they are two years above that. Plus, neither of them wants to stay in school any longer than they have to.
Spring is the time for us ladies to clean the house, open the windows (if the weather allows) to let the air in. We clean the house from top to bottom, wash the drapes, wash the throw rugs, clean the windows and more. The men come and move the furniture around for us. When we get done with ours, we will go over to Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert's to help them do theirs.
This is the time of year we see neighbors we hadn't seen all winter. It seems the snow and cold has kept us all in more than the other seasons. Also, it is the season I smell my favorite smell-when the ground has been plowed for the first time of the season. It's like it is an awaking from the cold winter and the breaking of spring. Just smelling the soil. The fall is my other favorite smell of the soil when it gets it's last plowing before winter. It's like it's going to rest for the winter. If you don't live on a farm you may not understand.
Be With God,
PIERRE'S THE BARK IS COMING THIS THURSDAY !!!!!