It was 27 degrees and snowy on Braintree Hill today, but that did not stop Gretta and her Papa from working hard!
Six of our sixteen acres are filled with balsam trees. Peter has ordered 100 Frazier fir seedlings to be delivered in May. He and Gretta were digging holes for these seedlings today. Peter said it reminded him of the kids' book Holes. I think they were fueled by chocolate bunnies and jelly bean eggs...
Peter and Gretta also hauled the pruned apple branches over to the brush pile.
I stayed inside, quilting and knitting and listening to VPR. Also did a deep clean of the place, necessary every once in a while.
And...we saw a beautiful red fox trotting up the hill, across the lawn, and on up the road. Maybe he was going to visit the horses?
We closed up the place and headed south. By the time we got to the MA/CT border, we realized the forsythia was blooming, the maple buds were red, the willows had yellowed up and the temperature had gone up 25 degrees. A few hours of driving really makes a difference!
My blogging "dashboard" tells me that this is my 99th posting! I cannot believe it! I have a fun Vermont themed give-away planned for tomorrow. Be sure to check back!