Saturday, March 10, 2007

Daylight Saving Time

To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute. ~ Robert Updegraff

We move the clock forward this Sunday or in my house tonight before bed. It was April 2nd last year, a difference of 3 weeks. They say it will save energy. I always looked at it as another marker of Spring. NOTE: Only 10 more days until the official start!

After a week of freezing temps I was overjoyed yesterday when the artic blast finally left. I went into the greenhouse and tossed all the broken plastic pots. Now I just need a warmer day to drag them outside and disinfect them and rinse them so they will be good to go. When I left the greenhouse to go put the stuff in the trash I inadvertently left the door open and the chickens quickly found their way inside. I didn’t have the heart to kick them out because they were having a blast scratching in the dirt. I could commiserate with them!

Today was even warmer. After a run to town on errands, #2 daughter and I took a walk down by the river. When I got home I made a big pot of Minestrone soup, salad and garlic bread all ready for an early dinner, so the evening should be nice and quiet.

Tomorrow I hope to get the ducks area cleaned and maybe burn the pile that has been in the garden since last fall.

In the fiber area…I knit a small stocking, a ice scrapper mitt, started the mini-sweater and a pair of gloves from The Knitter’s Handy Book Of Patterns (pictures next time). The man works with a guy who lost part of his finger so the gloves are for him. Now that I know how to make them I might have to make a pair for the elder bro as he lost ½ of a finger in a log splitter. So although the weather is getting warmer there is still time to get a lot of knitting done before the heavy work load gets here.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

I lit my burn piles today...2 of was like a rite of passage!