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Signs of Spring

Crocus blooming

Happy Spring!  This weekend was definitely spring…and not just because the calendar said it was spring.  But the weather was so spring like.  We worked outside all weekend and there are signs of spring everywhere!

We spent a lot of time cleaning up sticks, dead trees, and pine needles.  The fun part…we made a huge burn pile!

Cleaning up the yard - signs of spring

Burning yard scraps - signs of spring

We have a lawn area, but we also have a lot of forested land.  I cleaned up one very small section.  I was amazed by how many branches had fallen this winter. Sticks to clean up

Yard clean up

Just when I thought I was done, Rod came over with the ladder and chain saw and cut off the dead limbs….more clean up!Spring clean up

Drake, our new puppy, was so tired after all this work!  He looks like he’s ready to fall asleep!  Poor pup!

Drake

And of course spring means new farm animals!  Right now we have 6 little pigs!  They are so darned cute!  The pigs are from two different litters and are about a month apart in age.  Drake loves the pigs…and they don’t seem to mind him either!

sign of spring

Drake and Pigs

Happy Spring!

 

 

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33 Comments

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    March 21, 2016 at 6:04 am

    Sounds like you had a fun and productive weekend! It was COLD here, but that didn’t stop me from celebrating the arrival of spring! your new pup is so cute and those pigs are adorable! love your farm life! thanks for sharing, friend! cheers!

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    Liv
    March 21, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Those piggies!! So darling.

    I love the spring clean up… granted, I have a much smaller-scale clean up than you but still… it’s the sign of good things to come!

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      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Any spring clean up is hard work…and very rewarding because you can see the results!

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    Laura
    March 21, 2016 at 8:39 am

    The pigs are adorable. 28 degrees where I live. Good thing I’m on vacation in Florida where’s it’s windy and 50,

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      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Brrr….it’s spring! The weather needs to cooperate!

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    March 21, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    yay for spring! looks like you had a very productive weekend Kathy!

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      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      I was tired after all that work!

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    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    March 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I love these posts, Kathy. When I was a kid my parents started a fire in the woods and it got out of control – the fire department had to come and put it out. It wasn’t huge or scary but it was very dramatic for us little kids. Love the pigs and your new puppy – they need their own post!

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      Kathy
      March 21, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      We didn’t burn this past fall because the fire danger was so high. Spreading a fire is one of my worst fears! I will have to feature Drake and the pigs all on their own! Thanks for the advice!

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    Nicoletta @sugarlovespices
    March 22, 2016 at 1:31 am

    It is beautiful where you live Kathy! I love the pigs, they are incredibly cute! And Drake is adorable!!

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      Kathy
      March 22, 2016 at 5:09 am

      Thanks! Drake is adorable…and also into everything! He’s just like having a toddler around!

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    David @ Spiced
    March 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Oh geez! Those pigs are so cute, and I love how Drake just trots alongside them. I hear ya about Spring cleanup, though. We need to get out there and pick up all the branches and limbs and whatnot. Somehow it just doesn’t seem like a lot of work when the sun is shining and there’s a hint of warmer air to come! Thanks for the fun post!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    March 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Oh I love all the pictures Kathy. The pigs, the pigs!!! So darn cute. Felt like I was snooping on the set of Babe! Ha. Looks like you made great headway on spring cleanup and I loved seeing the crocuses blooming. We “had” some crocuses in our yard until the first day of spring, then we got 5″ of snow. Now they are history.

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    Dawn
    March 22, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Wow! Looks like you had a great weekend! So nice to be outside like that. Still super cold here, high winds and snow today so no signs of Spring yet! Your pup looks adorable!! Happy Easter!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    March 23, 2016 at 5:19 am

    The puppy! The piggies! Spring has sprung! 🙂

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      Kathy
      March 23, 2016 at 5:28 am

      Now if the weather would just stay nice…

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    Amanda
    March 23, 2016 at 7:52 am

    Aww, I love your dog. so cute! You have such a pretty wooded area!

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      Kathy
      March 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      He is a cutie pie!

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    Jessica
    March 23, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Amazing! Love your post!

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      Kathy
      March 23, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Thanks!

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    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    March 23, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Oh, how I loved this post. It feels good to get outside and get some of those Spring chores done. How lucky that you have a nice property that affords you the room for animals. The pigs and the puppy are very cute – especially the pigs…..and the puppy. I couldn’t decide!

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      Kathy
      March 24, 2016 at 4:38 am

      Ha! Yes, the pigs and the puppy are both super cute!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    March 24, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Sounds like a busy weekend Kathy! Drake is adorable! Hope you have a Happy Easter!

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      Kathy
      March 25, 2016 at 5:15 am

      Drake is adorable…also a lot of work. How have I forgotten puppies need a ton of attention and training?

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    [email protected]
    March 24, 2016 at 8:54 am

    Kathy that looks like so much fun yet lot of work! I love love farm life though living in city I never get to experience that!I love your forest land you have – I bet it’s so relaxing to be in nature! For us It snowed a foot deep here yesterday!

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      Kathy
      March 25, 2016 at 5:14 am

      More snow! Yikes. It’s been in our forecast, but luckily it has stayed up in the mountains!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 25, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Happy Spring Kathy! And these photos are beautiful. We still have snow where I live, I so wish for Spring here too! 🙂

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    March 25, 2016 at 11:06 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Kathy! Your puppy and baby pigs are adorable! And isn’t it awesome when you get everything all cleaned up and the husband comes along and makes more?!?! 🙂

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      Kathy
      March 26, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Nothing like a great partner to make certain you stay busy!

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    Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    March 25, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Wow, your property looks big! Can’t wait to see some of your new spring recipes!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      March 26, 2016 at 6:38 am

      It’s one of the things we love best…lots of room to roam!

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    Adina
    March 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Love the pictures, everything looks so idyllic.

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      Kathy
      March 29, 2016 at 6:27 pm

      Hmmmm…..except for all that clean-up! 🙂

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