Friday, May 20, 2011

Five on Friday

1.  Today the neighbor walked his cows 2 1/2 miles down the road to their summer pasture at our farm.  There were no cowbells and I missed taking a picture of the drive - but I still feel like I'm in Switzerland when I say "summer pasture!"  Remember Heidi and her grandfather taking the goats up the mountain?

2.  Lots of grain is being planted these days.  And the dust blows and the mosquitoes bite!

3.  In the past 24 hours, suddenly all the fruit trees have started blooming.  They look gorgeous and the smell is divine.

4.  I noticed today just how many colors of green there are when the leaves first appear.

(poplar tree growing in the ditch)

5.  I spent a good part of the day planting, watering and rototilling.  It was wonderful to have a day outside to enjoy spring and marvel at how fast everything is growing.  Thank you, Lord - for the growing and for the day.


  1. The cows in Switzerland - well the last of them - came up the mountain last week to climb even higher than the village up into the Alpine pastures. With bells. My sister always rings me so I can hear them!

  2. I love the photos you shared. I love this time of year so much and thoroughly enjoyed digging in the dirt this week too - the mosquitos I could do without though.