What a bitterly cold start to our week here in Texas! We had to light a fire in the fireplace to chase away the winter chill last night. Today, the sun managed to come out. It was a beautiful site to see all the ice on the trees glistening in the sunlight. I almost missed it!
When I left the house for the short walk out to my office this morning, I narrowly escaped slipping on ice. A couple of hours later, while heading out to the post office, the sun was beginning to show it's face. You could see the drip-drops falling to the ground as the ice began to melt. It was so beautiful. One of those sights missed all to often.
It amazes me how bone-chilling cold and depressing winter can be when the sun hides behind the clouds and overcast sky. Then just as soon as the sun peeks out, all is bright and cheerful again, as instantly as flipping on a light switch in the house.
Walking out to feed the chickens, I had another reminder winter would soon be over. The daffodils have began popping up out of the ground. Yes, spring is on the way. But for now we will continue to bundle up in our winter clothes. Cheers and stay warm everyone!
A Mattingly - Owner and operator of Our Little Barnyard. Can't believe it's been over twenty years since I started living the farm dream! What an amazing and challenging journey it has been!
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