Feb 28, 2022 4:01 pm
The groundhog saw his shadow on February 2nd and that means six more weeks of winter, but I’m ready for spring. The sun may be shining now, but mornings often start with frozen water tubs in the barn and a heavy frost. The “talking heads” are prophesying snow in tonight’s forecast and it’s already piling up back East.
However, when my sisters came to visit for my mother’s 81st birthday last week, one brought daffodils, my mom’s favorite spring flower. She always tells the story of her father bringing them to the hospital the day she was born.
So, let it be spring.
Dawn comes earlier now than at the beginning of the month. It’s light when I walk out to my Jeep to drive to the school for substitute teaching. Occasionally, there’s a warmth in the morning air and I don’t see ice on the puddles. The horses search out sunbeams and bask in the sunshine warming their bones. Yes, we’re all getting older. Gone are the days when they raced across the fields, bucking, and playing in the golden light of the sunrise.
Being semi-retired on the family farm means we no longer have baby pigs to tell us when it’s spring and the barn kittens have grown up and moved into the house, too old for life in the hayloft. We still put out birdseed for our feathered friends who visit, and the rooster crows earlier and earlier each day. When I look east toward the mountains, the snow that once blanketed the entire slope continues to recede toward the peaks. The river that borders the ranch remains in its banks – hopefully, we won’t have another flood. We certainly had enough of them this winter when the snow melted.
It gets dark later and later in the afternoon – staying light into the early evening. Frogs join the coyotes' twilight serenade now and spring is on the way. Grass is starting to grow and there are buds forming on the trees. Excitement fills the air as we anticipate seeing the neighbor’s new calves, mares with their foals, hens with chicks. Let’s enjoy the beginning of this eagerly awaited season, regardless of what the calendar says. Spring is on the way!
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