Despite what day the calendar says it is, we are still very much under a good blanket of snow here. The sun has been shining brilliantly the past few days, however, and if you're lucky and look as hard as you can you may spot small patches of bare ground here and there.
The chickens have decided that enough is enough and have made the brave and bold move of leaving their covered run in search of the only other exposed dirt on the property. They spent all day yesterday in the new and exciting patch.
As for the rest of the yard – it may still be covered in snow, yes, but I assure you it is indeed melting. How can I tell? The patch of blue snow is visible again (Emory was dying something-or-other with blue ink one day and disposed of the leftover dye in the backyard. It was covered with more and more fresh white snow as the winter went on but now, surprise, the blue snow is back – which means we're at about the December mark of snowfall)!
Plus – we're finding treasures in the front yard, like the porch lantern that went missing (at some point it got mistakenly shoveled, along with unprecedented amounts of snow, from the porch to the front yard).
Well, it is the spring equinox today and my original plans were to get going on my list of spring sewing.
The snow is falling, yet again (I'm not kidding folks) and it's cold and grey. Perhaps a head start on the Christmas knitting is more appropriate?