It’s warming up a bit here, and I am anxious to get to work on something. If there was wood to split and stack, compost to turn, manure to spread, anything that could be done outdoors purposefully and might leave one with a sense of satisfaction and restful sleep–particularly work that we could all do together–I would be so relieved.
The girls and their cousins have been drawing when they get bored but don’t want to be outside. Here are some pictures by Colin, 7: a forest, a stump with woodpecker holes, a tree tapped for sap, and a birthday cake. He seems to express himself really well through drawing, with a proclivity towards trees that may be related to his dad’s work with Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
I thought I had some of the girl’s drawings on here, but it appears not. I’ll have to upload them later. Here is the view this morning:
And the cat’s view (from an illegal perch…)
And a view of Spencer’s new glasses. They arrived just in time because the soldered spot on his old pair broke again the day before. And if you are wondering about Chub, this pic is a few days old now and she is looking much better. But you should really see the other guy! (Actually the other guy was a flashlight).