It wouldn’t feel like late winter/early spring if I didn’t complain about the weather! There’s really not much to complain about lately…it’s been feeling like spring and I love it. We have had some roller coaster weather though, and all I would ask is that Mother Nature would make up her mind as to whether it’s winter or spring. Choose one and stick with it!
I had no sooner written joyfully last week that the yard was finally ice free, when the very next day we got snow, which turned to sleet and freezing rain, and then to rain. Then the temperatures plunged way below freezing and the icy mess was back again! We had to limit outdoor play and I had to get out the new toys I was saving for the new house to provide some extra entertainment for those days. Luckily that only lasted a couple of days before it all melted again.
The yard is clear though muddy in areas (though way better than many years due to so little snow), so other than having some dirty dogs, it’s all been good. The warmer weather has even motivated me to finally get out for more walks. I thought we should get at least a few around the old neighborhood before we move. It’s helped me to not feel so sad about moving, because I do not like the traffic on our road (there are no sidewalks here in the country), which has increased greatly over the years we’ve lived here. The new house is on a dead end dirt road with just a few houses beyond us so I don’t anticipate much traffic there, plus we’ll be able to make our own trails on our 17 acres of land.
We will be without a large fenced yard for some time though, so hopefully the groundhog is right and spring really does come early. The earlier it comes the sooner we can put our fencing in. For now we are making the most of our yard for our last week and the crew has been having a blast! Play time gets extended when it’s warmer, and Cricket especially has been pretty worn out in the evenings! Even Luke has been doing less of his evening whining for extra play time.
I don’t think winter is done with us yet, but we’ll make the most of the warmer weather while we have it!
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