I’m Out of Coffee

I thought there was another can in the pantry, but we’re all out.  Fortunately, there is half a thermos left over from yesterday, otherwise this would be an extremely unpleasant morning.  As it is, it’s only a mildly unpleasant morning.  At least the children will be spared the discontent of their uncaffeinated parents!

evie rosie sisters hugI was looking through my March photographs yesterday afternoon, and you know what?  It was a crazy month!  We started with a ton of snow, which melted shortly after it fell, because it was 70°, then we seesawed between cold and warm for the rest of the month, finishing off with more 70° weather.  Oh, but it’s all turning so green now.

blog evie ballI’m waiting desperately for the trees to leaf.  The apples are close!  And look at all these lilac blossoms!  (No frost, please, Lord!)

blog lilac budsI’m thinking and praying really hard right now about our farm.  I’d always thought we could make a bit of a living off of it, but six years in, we haven’t stabilized enough to build up, and maybe we never will, because we’re so small.  The children are growing up and moving on, too.  Maybe it would be better to just pull back and take care of our own selves.  Then again, there aren’t too many quality producers of raw milk in our area, and I really think we provide a valuable service to our shareholders.  It’s a conundrum.

blog chickens white picket fenceBut there’s no hurry to decide.  Let the spring overtake us and see how we’re feeling then.  In the meanwhile, I’ve got a few other things on my mind, and if I set my alarm for 4:30AM, I might get a chance to tell you about them!  Oh, yes.  I think that might be one of the best ideas I’ve had all month. 😉

(Coffee update: Delaney just returned from town with a fresh can.  It’s perking as we speak, and by the time this publishes, I’ll be enjoying a delicious, fresh-brewed cup.  It’s one of the sweet, little luxuries of life.)