Phone and internet were [finally] installed at the farm on Thursday afternoon.
I've had time to quickly catch up with a few favorite blogs and to check in on Face Book to see how family and friends are doing
I haven't had time to reply to comments or leave many.
Perhaps this time without internet has given me a bit of needed discipline--I don't need to look at the computer every time I walk past my desk!
Through the weeks of cold weather, the stress of moving and working on the farmhouse, my bargin table amaryilis has been a joy.
It was slow to bloom, but eventually sent up two proud stalks of four blossoms each
My camera does not do justice to the depth and delicate tracery of the blossom.
With moderating weather the deep snow has melted, the brook is running freely.
Last week grandson D. with his girlfriend and a pal paid us a surprise visit.
[Surprise because no one could contact us!]
They with Jim carried fish poles down to the well-stocked pond which is part of our new propery.
The total haul was 30 white croppie and 1 bass.
I hurried to put potatoes in the wood stove oven to bake, brought green beans from the cellar pantry, corn and applesauce from the freezer.
The men cleaned and filleted the fish--making an incredible mess around the sink.
Two of the larger fish.
Some of the catch displayed in a pan.
The cats were fearful when Jim showed them the fish.
They prefer it as a smushed and smelly entree from a tin!
A tangle of vines and brambles along the brook.
Fresh green moss growing where the little brook dives beneath a culvert.
Oh, the delight of discovering daffodils in the verge near the mailbox!
Daffs crowding the fence and blooming through the sunshine and rain of springtime.
Home--I hope forever!