It's happening! Oh my goodness, it's happening. Spring, my friends, is here. It's here!!! Early though it may be still, surrounded in snow though it certainly is....without a doubt she has arrived. It is evidenced by the fact that our sheep shearer showed up to shear the ladies. And that my children are running around outside with bare feet (in places where I highly recommend NOT running around with bare feet, hence the daily bath rule that's been seasonally instated). And by front porch sits for knitting. And open windows! Open windows! By the way in which my children found a tiny patch in which there was no snow and decided it was just right for a badminton game. And by the wild and fabulous (and wonderful) way in which when I ring the dinner bell - later than usual, for the late sunset changes everything, including my sense of when to start making our evening meal - the kids come running from literally every corner of this here thirty acres, so happy they are to spread their arms wide open and have some space in which to move freely (albeit, in mud).
There's no containing my excitement about the fact, and I'm not hesitant in saying that spring. Spring is finally here. I mean, in my heart of hearts, I knew that it would eventually come. But it actually did. (It's the same kind of seeming miracle each and every year.) Hallelujah!