The critters loved the warmer temps. The ducks got some much needed bathing in and the chickens spend their days scratching and pecking. It was lovely. I couldn't get enough of it. It was so intoxicating I had to hold myself back from starting the garden.
I have had more time to focus on the blog and "branding." Basically, now that the country kids are in school, I can write, paint, design, and get things done!
So what made me smile this week?
Time for more boiling! I may or may not smell like a camp fire!
Bask in its beautiful glory! Here are the concentrates of our boiling finishing up on the propane burner.
This is what it's all about..... Maple syrup!
It was 60 degrees in Michigan in FEBRUARY. Can you say crazy?!?! I got the duck pool cleaned up and filled, much to the delight of some web footed friends. Of course Baby Girl was first in. I have missed watching them romp and splash.
When we were boiling maple syrup, we were also chopping wood to feed the fire. Ester had to check it out and make sure we were ONLY chopping wood. LOL Silly girl, I would never eat you! But if you spot any turkeys, please, give me a heads up. *wink*
"Good morning..... might you have any treats? Bow down before the goddess of fluffy
cheeks and provide your offering of treats or perish!" I swear that's what she said.
It kind creeped me out. She is getting weird and demanding in her old age.....
Awwww, one of the duckies left me a beautiful gift
I've started selling my watercolors I paint.
It was a big step to put myself out there like this, but I am rather proud of them.
First time bowling for the littlest country kid.
Remember to take time out of your busy day to find your own things to make you smile!