HA! Lookee what showed up as a draft this morning -- the one missing post from last week, when Blogger was having technical difficulties! Goodness knows where it's been for the last week. So here's the missing post once again.
In the midst of our soggy boggy spring, we had two days of sunshine. Two glorious sparkling DRY days of sunshine. The temperature even got up to 75F yesterday! Unbelievable.
Sunrise, as I discovered, is at 5:30 a.m. right now. I say "as I discovered" because it's been so long since we've had sunshine that it took awhile to figure this out.
Some early bars of sunshine across the fields, with dawn mist creeping through the canyon that surrounds us.
Seen in actual sunlight, suddenly everything is wonderfully green.
The livestock just soaked up that sun. Here's Thor and Polly taking full advantage.
Even our strip of daffodils glowed in the weather.
For some reason the calves love lying in the garlic boat, where I planted my garlic late last fall. The garlic is coming up just fine except the calves keep pressing the greens down, the little turds. This is why we need to do some serious infrastructure work on the garden...like build decent fences!
The entire population of north Idaho exploded outdoors. Everywhere we went, we saw people spilling outside on the slightest excuse -- working on yards, roofs, cars. People were hanging laundry and mowing lawns in droves. In town, the playground was heavily occupied, and some people had just pulled chairs outside and sat soaking up the rays.
We were no exception. Don decided to work on clearing out the spot where we plan on putting the bull pen. It's piled high with manure from the winter. He's moving the fresher stuff into a separate pile to compost...
...and he moved the lower layers, which are fully composted, onto the strip of garden I'll be planting. He couldn't bring the tractor through last year's plowed up ground because it's too wet and he'd sink the tractor, so he had to drive along the unplowed edge to spread the manure.
The day ended with a subtle but glorious sunset that got prettier and prettier.
And that's it for the sunshine for awhile. Last night clouds moved back in and rain is expected for the next few days. The running joke around here is, "Hope you enjoyed spring, are you ready for winter?"