|Cattle lined up eating hay seem to be part of the landscape these days.|
Yesterday, a friend in cold and snowy Iowa sent me a list of things to consider as we await spring. I put on my thinking cap, but am afraid I can't do quite as well as she.
~ I agree with her that the daylight is noticeably more than a month ago, especially in the evening. I checked the almanac and found out that we have gained 20 minutes of daylight in the evening since Jan. 1, but only 3 minutes in the morning. No wonder I am still a sleepy head.
~She also says, "When it's cold, there is really no point of thinking about doing outside chores (of course we do have cattle and other animals that must be fed and cared for), so it's a good excuse to work on indoor projects that don't get done the rest of the year." So, now I am wondering why I haven't gotten more of those projects finished!
~My friend's little dog, Peanut, wears long underwear under her coat when she goes out walking and the wind chill is minus 20 degrees. Now, that is cold! Neither Nell nor I wear long underwear when we are out and about. However, tomorrow I may reconsider.
~And, there's another that we both definitely agree on...Neither of us would want to be living in North Dakota! (Take care dear son of mine!)
|The not so far blue mountains of winter...|
|Going to get more hay...|
As we wait for spring, what do you like to think about and plan for? Or are you still enjoying the slower and colder days of winter?