First Snow of 2020

When reflecting on the progress of this homestead, I can’t help but feel satisfied with the growth.  I don’t feel it day-to-day, or even month-to-month, but when I look at the year in its entirety, I smile with the accomplishments.  At times I have to remind myself that there was nothing here; it was just pasture when I began. Now I have buildings, a greenhouse, gardens…

I have resolved that 2020 is the year for finishing those unfinished projects.  There are plenty.  Like the bathroom tile that is about 80% done or the shed that needs to be painted.

January brought a little bit of snow providing a quiet morning that you only get on a snow day to reflect on the progress and see the possibilities to be.  Also, some stunning photographs.

I can see this windmill from my front windows and it is always showing me which way the wind is blowing.  It appears that I get strong winds from the north, and also strong winds from the southeast.  Hence Project Bees slated for 2020.  I need to move the beehives to a new bee yard and protected from this wild wind.  They don’t like the wind.

My neighbor’s house with glowing Christmas lights and a rising sun.  So peaceful.  Newly planted crabapples, maples and birch trees all look beautiful in snow.

A sleeping garden and sleeping chickens.  I plan to expand the garden out this year and fortify the chicken coop with wire at ground level to keep the burrowing mice out.  I’m feeding a whole nest of field mice.

Unfortunately, this snow only lasted two days.  I’m going to miss this view.  A new neighbor will be building near those trees in 2020.  But they plan to build a cute little farmhouse and that makes me smile.  They are also animal lovers and have horses, goats, etc.  So happy camper right here!

The lavender is sleeping under a blanket of snow.  I’m looking forward to making row markers identifying the different types of lavender.  Another planned project to finish with my girlfriends.

The new year is off to a good start and I’m looking forward to sharing more!

Keep Calm and Lavender On 💜


2 thoughts on “First Snow of 2020

  1. raylin196

    What a beautiful Letter and we are so happy for you that you are living your dream. Your little place in the universe is so beautiful and well thought out. I couldn’t be happier for you. Hugs and kisses sent your way, MOM

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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