Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ice Night

Alan took this little lilac bush to school back in the day
It spent quite some time living in a bucket in French class.
The school didn't want to plant it, so it came back home and lives up in the yard.
Do you think it blooms with an accent?

Has been survived, no telling yet how much damage, but it doesn't look awful...at least not yet. It did get down in the twenties though, cold enough to lay even the burdocks down on the ground for a while.

Had a heifer out this morning when we went out. No idea how she got out of the fence, which is built pretty good, but we think she was looking for a boyfriend. Thus she will have to come in the barn for a while tonight.

There was ice on the water buckets this morning, although it is warming up fast. Barn is about as clean as it is going to get. I don't think the milkhouse has EVER been cleaner! Liz and I really did it up yesterday and we sent the boss out for shiny, new milk hoses. It was a nice surprise to find that they had gone down in price since the last time we bought them. You don't see that very often!

Anyhow, we are going to call it good and get on with the fencing and normal chores. My, how things pile up when you are working in the barn, and people are sick or traveling, and such.I'm glad you can't see how many dishes are stacked in the sink or the piles of neglected laundry.

Hopefully I can get all that cleared up today and cook something besides sandwiches for supper. Have a good one!


Rev. Paul said...

Whoever said, "A job done well need not be done twice" obviously knew nothing of chores.

Cathy said...

Rev. Paul comes up with some good lines.

It's something about lilacs isn't it? They evoke feelings that few plants do.

Perhaps it's just their fresh, fragrant defiance of winter.

Terry and Linda said...

Isn't it amazing how housework can always slid to the back ... at least it does for me...then I have to work double to catch back up. Somethings just have to take precedence and certain chores--er jobs require you being front and foremost. There really is only so many hours in the day, after all.


threecollie said...

Rev. Paul, no lie! Getting it clean is one thing...keeping it clean is...futile. lol

Cathy, I stood in the middle of the big one last night as the sun set, just looking at the beauty and breathing in the scent...ahhh....

Linda, my work always takes second place, yet it really has to be done if we are to live comfortably. Oh, well, I like farming a lot better than housework. Maybe I need a housekeeper. lol