potato day

we planted potatoes today. 15 rows, 19 third and fourth graders. it was fun.
things have been picking up here. the springs call for all the new life. it has been exciting and tiring.
we have a new calf and two new lambs. they are all precious, but especially the lambs. they are tiny! and about 2 days old.
we have been enjoying our first harvest of asparagus and spinach lately. mmm, it's all been so good.

my new roommate got here last week and, if i haven't already said, i moved into the yurt. it's been a good transition. i am really enjoying both rebecca and our living space.

i hurt my hand yesterday...real bad. it's wrapped up pretty good, but real hard to use. i hope it's not broken!

love each other.



the last snowfall

hopefully, anyway.
we had a bit of a storm on sunday. it was nice to take the next couple of days easy, but i am in need of some sunshine. today, though, is beautiful. caitlin and i did some serious work getting stuff cleaned up outside the maintenance shed. it feels good to do some work like that, instantly gratifying.
i moved yesterday. i went back and forth between being happy and sad about it. i feel that way about most things these days. it was cold last night, but i cuddled up to myself and was warm.
my new roommate arrives on friday. i feel excited to meet her, get the season really started.
not much news, i guess that's good.
your communication is always welcome.

love each other like you love yourself.


first day of the season

well, today it started. the season, that is. it was wonderful.
what with the time change and all it was a little hard to wake up this morning, but at about 4:45 i told myself i was being ridiculous and made myself get out of bed. it stayed dark until about 7! after milking we all had breakfast together, even piper(the goat). then i helped steve with some chores, alicia with some 'crap piles' (piles of crap that needed to be removed), covered some crops with this white fabric, put out some irrigation pipes, took a lunch break, seeded, did some laundry, climbed a tree. yay, it was a good day.
two new interns arrived yesterday, mark and val. they are really nice and seem to be expecting good community, that makes me excited.
like i said before: we seeded a little outside today, i got a better grasp at how large our property really is...it's big. we planted peas and although it was a bit of a struggle(we started to use the wrong type of seeds, then they wouldn't come out of the seeder), it was really fun.
it was a beautiful day, sunny and windy. now, though, it looks like rain. the sky is a wonderful blue, the clouds are moving in and the sun is hiding away.
now that we've officially started the season and we're on more of a schedule, i have to make breakfast once a week-ish. anyone have favorite breakfast recipes?
keep the letters coming, the packages coming, the love forever.
you are great.