I decided to take the long route to check on Norma Jean yesterday, through the Back Forty. I was still waiting for the frost to disappear and the melting to start so I could work on chipping my gates free of ice. It’s a long hard job clearing the gates. (This shot is from this morning’s frosty start.)
I enjoyed the walk though, and didn’t think about it at all. Looking to the east, it really looked like spring.
To the west, you can’t tell spring has made its appearance.
Down on the bottom, all the snows are melting leaving large areas of water. When I was a kid, I loved to walk/slide through those puddles. Of course, I ususally ended up falling in the middle of it. I decided I was old enough (and carrying a camera) that I probably shouldn’t try it.
Snows are melting and running beneath the snow pack. Soon the ditch will be full.
I enjoyed the early afternoon waxing moon, so pale and pretty.
After my leisurely walk to check Norma Jean, I did make some progress on the gates, and I’m hoping to get them open and goats moved to prepare for kidding.