February Thaw

18 Feb

Our weather is really warming up.  That means mud.

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At least it isn’t too bad where the goats eat.  It is, however, horrible by my big red gate.

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I really need to do something with this area once we get past the spring muddy weather.

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Right now, it freezes to the ground and I can’t use it.  Then it’s horrible mud.  Then it freezes…

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In other news, I discovered a big gash in my muck boot.

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Despite all the mud, it is nice to do chores when it’s a bit warmer.

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I’m also enjoying the longer days.

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I’ll really celebrate when we get to daylight savings time!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

I’m sharing today with Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.

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32 Responses to “February Thaw”

  1. brokenteepee February 18, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    I hate mud season

    • Teresa February 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

      Me too, but at least it means spring is getting closer.

  2. Mama Zen February 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    I’ve dragged many a gate out of frozen mud!

    • Teresa February 18, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

      It’s such a mess, I can’t even get it opened. I used to have a brick there to set it on, but I can’t with the construction digging last fall. I will definitely try to make some improvement here this spring/summer.

  3. Peter B February 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Beautiful sky shots! I wonder if it would help to put some gravel down near the gate?

    • Teresa February 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

      I’m hoping to have grass there again, but it was just dug up last fall and didn’t have time for the grass to grow back. I still have a lot of dirt work to do from last year’s construction projects.

      • Jeanne February 22, 2016 at 3:10 am #

        Mud can be a real pain!

  4. daystarhomestead February 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    I never thought I’d say it, but I too am ready for longer days!! I’ve always loved winter ( we don’t have much in Mississippi), but with all the little ones (goats) we have being born I’m just ready to get on with it!! Thankfully it’s not too cold tonight – we’re waiting on some now!!!😁😁

    • Teresa February 18, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

      Good luck with the kidding! I love my light in the evenings. After I get home from work, there just isn’t enough time to get everything done right now.

  5. Jim February 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    Beautiful sky.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  6. ladyfi February 18, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    It looks horribly muddy. Love those swirly skies!

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

      It is, but our winds today helped to start drying things out a tiny bit.

  7. Rajesh February 19, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    Gorgeous sunset

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

      Thank you, Rajesh.

  8. Margaret February 19, 2016 at 2:08 am #

    Love the light on the red gate and the sky shots. I am back from C Rica but very tired. Very long journey and not JPEG lag! I am back from C Rica but very tired. Very long journey and got jet lag!!

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

      Thanks. I’m glad to hear you made it home safely. I can hardly wait to see all the images you took there.

  9. TexWisGirl February 19, 2016 at 6:38 am #

    i’ve got a gash in my muck boot, too. just waiting for the next big rain to force me to change it. 🙂

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

      I finally found two boots without holes. They don’t match, but my socks are still dry tonight!

  10. Sherry in Texas February 19, 2016 at 9:03 am #

    I so miss ranchin’ but these are the days I don’t miss! Thanks for bringing back the memories of trompin’ through the mud and muck. LOL. I came by to link sorry I’ve missed it the last couple of weeks. I’ll be back later now that I’ve read the fine print. But I wanted to comment on your enchilada’s they look so good. An odd combination of ingredients never heard of lemon before but I’m game!
    Have a great day and don’t get too muddy! See ya later.

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

      Thanks. It’s not a strong lemon flavor, but it blends well with the other ingredients.

  11. Freda Mans February 19, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Beautiful formations and glow in the sky!

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

      It really was beautiful!

  12. pattisj February 19, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

    Beautiful skies. Sorry you have to deal with the mud–and a gash in your boot. I hope to link up with Friday’s Hunt, if we get home in time, Sunday. Hitting the road tonight, and I have so much yet to do. Just in case I don’t link up, you’ll know why.

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

      Well, it’s all a part of life on an Iowa farm. LOL I do hope you have safe travels!

      • pattisj February 20, 2016 at 12:37 am #

        Thanks!

  13. EG CameraGirl February 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

    Hopefully drier weather will be here soon!

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

      It was really windy today, and that has helped us to start drying out.

  14. Ida P. Krause February 19, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Now that’s some serious mucky stuff by your gate.
    Here is a link to my GF post:

    http://wishesdreamsandotherthings.blogspot.com/2016/02/good-fences-100-curlicue-cute.html

    Also in today’s WNF5 Post I linked your blog.

    • Teresa February 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

      It is. I guess you have to expect it when the snow melts so quickly. Thanks for the shout out!

  15. DBA Mountaineer February 21, 2016 at 6:24 am #

    it will be a bit challenge but you will love the incoming season…

    • Teresa February 21, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      I am looking forward to grass growing and getting rid of some of this horrible mud.

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