Beau April 11th, 2009
Beautiful day today- it felt so nice to get things accomplished. Finished restoring the old tractor’s mower deck and changing oil and filters to get it in shape for the season. Took me forever to get the deck coupling reconnected to the power take-off… yes, the same one from before! The boy played in the barn while I worked, and learned how to set up a wooden mousetrap while only getting his fingers snapped a few times. After he figured it out you’d think it was the hottest new toy around- he got the biggest kick out of setting it up and tripping it with rocks or sticks. He also helped me with some bolts and hard to reach items- he’s getting to be a big help these days. We finished the day to a delicious supper of ham and potatoes. All in all a simple, enjoyable day. The kind of day that goes on forever, and when the sun starts down it’s almost a surprise.
It’s a weekend of shared celebration and memories too, and really feels like we can welcome the spring season now. We’ll be looking for what the Easter bunny brought tomorrow- but it appears we aren’t the only ones looking for something… this robin spent several minutes burying its head inside this spruce! Have a wonderful Easter sunday.