Spring arrived in a subtle way, with the snow quietly receeding from the north facing fields. Birds sang, streams swelled and thundered while the wind kept me bundled up in 4 layers of winter clothes.
The hens began to lay many eggs in the past few days as daylight hours increased and temperatures climbed above the 20 degree mark. The colors of the eggs have ranged from blue, olive, brown, pink and the occasional white egg. I suspect they are gearing up for Easter. Lots of wildlife were crossing the roads today, including a porcupine and a mink who obviously did not look BOTH ways before they crossed the busy highway. Dogs were out walking their owners this morning. Robins were on the ground searching for worms. Today is the beginning of many things and much hope. However, today was the last day on earth for a very special companion. Sleep well my Scout, until we meet again.