This is just a fun photo that has nothing to do with the rest of the post, but in a way is a preview if you see all the mud under the snow.
We have had a mild winter here in Lancaster County. Really mild, but we have continued with the rainy pattern that started mid August. So, though we have enjoyed many sunny, mild days that felt like spring, we also have not had the blessing of frozen ground. That means parts of the pasture are a huge muddy, wet mess, some of the yard is squishy, and lots of the lovely stuff is being dragged in on a daily basis. Joy.
Remember how I did that sweet post about Tim being under the weather and resting on Saturday? Well, I ended up in the store on Saturday since Lindsay was under the weather as well.
I called home to find out how everyone was doing. Was Dad resting?
No, Dad was clearing out somethings in the pasture and making a burn pile. Did I mention it was rainy and snowy?
Emily likes to help her Dad outside. Here she is working to get a huge grapevine out of a tree...
Yeah, she's a bit nutsy...
Look how wet and muddy it is in this low section...
There is our Christmas tree on the pile - it's been out in the pasture for the last month and a half.
I won't tell you that they nearly forgot to come get me, and that no one made dinner, so guess who cooked dinner after being in the store all day....sigh.
I will say that he did rest on Sunday and even stayed home with those with poison ivy, colds and general not feeling well stuff. Only Emily, Kyle and I went to church. Then we went to lunch with friends, while the gang at home got subs with our friend Denny.
We spent the evening watching Dr. Who - with David Tennant. Lindsay's friend Sarah got her the complete David Tennant years for her birthday. Even those non sci-fi fans here are really enjoying it.
So while the weekend didn't go as planned, it was still good.