Thursday, February 17, 2011

A taste of spring!!

Oh golly gosh, it is SOOOO nice outside today - unbelievable|!

The sun is shining strong in the mostly-cloudless sky and it's warm enough to sit on the front stairs with only a warm sweater and house shoes - no hat, scarf, gloves, coat, anything. The birds are singing and you can hear the trickle of melting snow all around.

Tomorrow we're getting rain all day and then back to cold and snow for the weekend, but today is bliss and I'm enjoying it the best I can.

OK fine, heaping wheelbarrow after heavy wheelbarrow of soiled chicken bedding onto the giant pile of manure isn't exactly relaxing but it badly needed to get done, and what better time eh? Today the barn doors are open to let in lots of fresh air (better for my lungs, ooooh the dirty, dirty dust flying up everywhere...) - yep, happy critters all around.

I ache like a motherflipper though.

And I'm only half done.

Ow. Ow. Ow.

Time for a quick lunch, then I promised the doggies I'd take them for a nice walk around the town's park for a sniff-o-thon potty break. I'll finish cleaning out the chicken stalls later, I can hardly move my shoulders as it is.



Lady Banana said...

We had some sun here today I think, didn't see much though in my windowless work room. Let's hope it lasts for the weekend :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So happy that you are getting some vitamin D!!
Motherflipper? LOL!

C said...

so glad you r havin a great day, its 65 here too and beautiful out. we actually got out today, taking the Bella Ballou for a walksie.
had my dr. appoint. today and he said everything looked fine and my EKG was normal. YEAHHHHHHHHHH!

prin said...

So.. like... are you wearing a mask when you do these things yet?

And like, I was outside in a tanktop. :D

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad you got to enjoy such a lovely day.