This is how early spring arrives in North Iowa.
Yup – piles of dirty icy snow mixed with mud, branches, twigs and torn apart dog toys. Just beautiful.
Today I picked up 10 bales of straw from Margaret’s farm and stored them in a room in the barn. In a few weeks I’ll clean out the dirty bedding and replace it with sweet new golden straw.
You probably don’t think this is a big deal but it is – very few farmers put up small bales, you know, the ones even I can carry. They usually make those huge round bales that have to be moved with a forklift. And not very many “farmers” have poultry and small livestock. So these 10 straw bales are a really big deal to me!
Last night our PBS station showed the stage presentation of Les Miserables and it was fantastic! Did anybody else see it?
I called a local trapper this morning and asked him about the coyotes I’ve been hearing. As we thought, it is unlikely they would make the effort to climb a 6’ fence to eat a goose or a chicken. We are surrounded by hog confinement buildings and dead hogs are left outside until they’re picked up – a feast for a coyote. A starving coyote might be tempted to scale the fence but in our situation it’s unlikely – not unheard of, but unlikely.
I just watched the funniest reel of a gal who parked too close to a pickup and she had a meltdown trying to get the pickup to move when it was actually her car on the yellow line! I’m easily amused.
Ok – that’s it from me. Time for basketball. If I forgot to answer a comment question or post a quilt, let me know.