Saturday, March 9, 2013


Nora and I have been reading The Year at Maple Hill Farm. We both love this book. It explains what happens on a farm each month of the year. I was hoping to read just one month per day, but of course Nora wants to hear the book from cover to cover each time we open it.  

"March is a windy month. It is still cold outside but you can tell spring is coming. There are signs of spring in the barn. March is windy and rainy, but when the sun does shine, it shines more brightly and the days are longer. There are signs of spring everywhere."  

The page is filled with illustrations of baby animals and melting snow. When we finished reading about March, Nora was chanting, "Spring, spring, spring! Yayyyy spring!" I couldn't agree more. We talked about things around our house that mean spring is coming. It's not quite a farm, but there sure are many signs that winter is giving way to something new. Here are a few:

David is out working the garden soil with his new broadfork.

The baby chicks are growing bigger and bigger, getting feathers on their wings.

The beehives have a piece of ground to sit on, and come Tuesday they will have inhabitants!

I have the urge to clean my house, up and out. And this year I can not blame it on "nesting!" As an added bonus, I have energy this spring because I am not running the halls of a telemetry floor full time and pregnant! (Hmmm...I need to remember where I've been when I get too caught up in the woes of stay-at-home mommyhood!)

Some of our summer vegetable plants have sprouted from their seeds and are growing bigger and bigger every day. There are four different types of heirloom tomatoes, two varieties of peppers, and six different herbs. These herbs are the sprouts I am most excited about, because last year some of them did not germinate. We have lavender, chamomile, sage, oregano, thyme, and basil all showing promising signs of growth. 

I share Nora's sentiments. "Yayyy spring!"

"Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." -Isaiah 43:18-19

1 comment:

  1. Yay spring! Yay, Rebekah has a blog. I read this while Norah Jones' "Come Away With Me" was playing on my computer. I'd say that was appropriate. Love you.