Friday, March 18, 2011

A " Winnie The Pooh" Kind of Day?

Yowza!!!!!  It's the first day of SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Even though there is still the threat of pending snow for later  in the week, today... it is SPRING!!!!!

Pizza By The Pond will be cranking out great pizzas along with great artisan cheese  this Sunday even though  it looks like it's shaping up to be  somewhat of a  "Winnie The Pooh " kind of day....

"Tut  tut, looks like rain!". 

The forecasts  swing back and forth from rain to no rain,   but at this time of year it is always a good idea to get out  the old mud gear, most importantly of all, the  rubber boots.

The "Grotto" is undercover, but the walk to the grotto from the parking area  is a dirt road which can be very interesting this time of year, especially if you are a six year old that LOVES to splash in muddy puddles!..(or a "wannabee" 6 year old that still loves to splash about!) 

Even though it is a bit sloppy, this is an exciting time of year on the farm and in the refuge! 
Any little piece of new life in the woods is a stark contrast  against the crumbling  old leaves and musty dank forest a newborn baby cradled by the old weathered  hands of "grandpa". 
I especially enjoy the bright  green moss that seems to glow against spotty  patches of old snow   as if to be waving a banner of victory after the battle of winter.

If  you  listen carefully you can hear the distant call of the  sandhill cranes as they migrate high  over head towards their nesting grounds, announcing that new life is beginning once again!
We are still in the process of lambing out the flock, they are growing  in numbers by the day...sometimes by the hour! ..and yes, the puppies and goat kids  are still as adore able as ever.

 In order to enjoy a farm visit at this time of year, dress warm with rain gear and and plan on a muddy visit to the lambs and also a quiet trek  through the woods, it's a great meditation for the day.

Of course,  you dont have to stay for a farm or woodland visit,  the wood fired pizza and our artisan cheese  is a good enough reason for a visit to LoveTree!

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