Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 7, 2012

rural calm

This morning, after we dropped our trash and recycling at the transfer station, we took the long way home. We came upon a man driving his team of three beautiful horses, as they spread a load of manure on his fields.
It is a blustery, overcast and chilly day up here on the ridge. This afternoon, we bundled up and went out to do more winter clean-up. We uncovered the daffodil buds, gathered more kindling and raked gravel back onto the road. 
One of Batman's hand crafted bird houses, awaiting a tenant.

The crab apples are budding, and the rhubarb is crowning. We had wild ramps from the yard, grilled with asparagus and carrots last night, as we gathered family around the table. My cousin Kristen brought a sweet bouquet of pussy willow stems, one of my very favorite signs of spring. 

Three days of respite from the world, tucked in here at our "bit of earth"...  


  1. preparing for spring a perfect way to spend the day.

  2. "my Father's house has many mansions.."
    sounds like you found one...happy easter. xo tqoe

  3. Spring, spring, spring!! Isn't it a joyous time of year! Glad you had the days to savor your bit of earth!