Saturday, April 17, 2010

First day of actual spring

I'm exhausted.  I don't know if we were actually crazy or just dumb but we decided, in a heartbeat, to buy 5 acres out in the Pacific NW last September.  We were moving closer to family and had looked at a bazillion cookie cutter houses.  We didn't actually look inside this one...just did a drive by.  But, of all things, it had an adorable red barn.  It haunted my dreams until we made an offer...never having seen the inside in person, only through snapshots my sister took.  It's great, don't get me wrong.  I LOVE waking up to the gorgeous view of the mountains and the alfalfa all greening up.  I love seeing deer and hearing bird calls I've never heard before in my life. I love my extremely friendly neighbors and being able to feed the neighbors horses their daily carrots. What I don't like is the prairie grass that takes over every piece of unclaimed soil and, that, my friend, is why I am tired.  I spent a good chunk of the day, in between processing orders and scrubbing my kitchen floor, digging up the prairie grass.  Such is the life of a home business mom/"farm" owner!  Would I trade the weeds for having winter show up again - not on your life!

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