This has got to be my favourite photo of Sheila ever.
I am tempted to work on it – maybe black and white and print it. If I have a moment this afternoon I will make it into a greeting card for my Zazzle shop. (Scroll to the bottom of the page for the link) There is such Pause in her pose. She is looking straight at the house. Watching for me. Then there I am.
Below is WaiWai – far out in the field foraging. He has never been locked in – just wanders about at will. Usually he does not go that far so maybe the pickins’ are dwindling.
There is still a lot of water in the fields.
Manu did not go out yesterday – the fields are too wet – he gets mired in that heavy mud. I found him a nice flake of hay and he stayed home in the barn having a nice afternoon to himself.
Although Wai does walk a ways every day foraging he might be eating a bit much rotten corn. But it has got him through a cold winter and almost healed. All I feed him is fruit and hay. There is no containing him until he goes into a summer field. He is not an inside pig so he is hard to put on a diet yet.
The lake on the other side of the road is not a lake – it is a field. Totally underwater.
Above is the reason nothing is draining. There is nowhere for the water to go. The fields are high with water, the ditches are full of water, the creeks are over flowing – even the big rivers are at an all time high. Keep in mind that our house is the lowest point for miles around. It was a swamp here for thousands of years and will always behave like one – people drainage or not. Until the rivers start to go down the water will remain high all the way back up the water chain, waiting for movement. And we will remain in swampiness. It is the time of year.
When the cold comes back it will get very icy.
The peacocks are happy enough on their high perch.
The sap is running too – I have half a quart of maple syrup in the fridge already. It is incredibly tasty. Hard to imagine it comes from a TREE! We don’t need much – a couple of quarts per household will be perfect.
I hope you have a lovely day.
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Overcast. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Friday Night 02/23 80% / 0.11 in
Cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Areas of freezing rain possible. Low 32F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
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