Monday, April 27, 2009

Beaver living in stock pond

Took a Mule ride with Poppy and the girls around the farm. We missed the pussy willows. They are all fuzzed out. I cleared some guck from the culvert leading out of the spring-fed stock pond. It appears that beavers have moved in. They cut some a small tree and have removed lots of low-hanging branches.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pasque flowers

There were more pasque flowers blooming on the prairie than I ever remember seeing before. I only checked the usual hill.

Sophie and Tori really like being out there. We have to drag Sophie back into the car to go home. She likes to walk and walk. So does Tori.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Minnesota spring

80 degrees yesterday. 40 today. SIGH

There are 4 crocuses in my yard. I planted about 150 bulbs 3 years ago. Most of them were eaten by squirrels.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ice off

The Ice was officially off Lake Minnewaska on the 17th.

We have green grass in our yard, but we could use a little rain. That would REALLY green things up.
The temperature is hovering right between winter jacket and fleece pullover. We have been eating in the porch anyway.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Green things appearing

We had an easter egg hunt around Dad's house today and Mom's tulps, hostas and a few other plants are poking up. There are little green shoots of grass in the yard and one of the trees is budding - or pollenating.

The native plants by the creek in Barsness park have been burned. Hopefully our prairie will get burned soon too.

There is still ice on the big lake, but we were out in light jackets this afternoon.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Late Blizzard

After a taste of spring, we had one more blizzard. March 31. We were supposed to get snow the day before, but it didn't come until about 7 or 8 am on the 31st. It was perfect snowman snow and we played in the yard with the cousins.

As of today, the snow is almost gone again. 

It was cold and windy, but we'll probably get the 'mule' out soon and visit the prairie.