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Signs of Spring

Crocus blooming

Signs of Spring

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 from pruning

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!Pruning Trees

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

Other pruning needed is pruning apple trees and pruning raspberries

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!

Baby pigs drinking water

Drake and Pigs

Happy Spring!

 

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    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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    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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    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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    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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    [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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    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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    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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    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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    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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