Our weather has been beautiful as well and we are all soaking up the sunshine and delightfully fresh air. We also are holding our noses as we drive by the Amish farms - the manure is not making the air all that delightful.
I took the younger kids along this week when I took Rachel to her cello lesson. The parking is an issue but there is this little community park just up the street! The 30 minute lesson time went by so quickly as they played. It was three o'clock in the afternoon and we had the whole place to ourselves.
I was able to clear out the front garden this week too. Signs of Spring are everywhere.
The poor garden is in need of mulch. We didn't do any care of this area last year, because we thought my parents house was going to sell, and this spot was going to be torn up and a porch added. So we have a bit of extra work to do in here!
These are mini daffodils, that the previous owner planted. They come up faithfully every year. We've owned our cottage 13 years this Autumn.
See those dark red shoots? My favorite peony is coming up!
On Saturday, my parents requested the help of the younger kids to give them a hand with their yard work. So we rounded up the chickens and put them in the dog run.
This is Mariah and Charlotte Lucas.
My Mom and Dad's house.
Kamryn had spent the night with her Daddy, so she was there too! She loves to 'help.'
Tim and I ran some errands while the kids helped. We went to one of the farms in a private growers group we've joined. Organic produce, grass feed meats, and raw dairy is available.
We also were on the look out for a mower battery, and a local paint store had buy one, get one free on gallons of paint! Yes, we did chose a color, but I'll show you in another post!
It was so delightful out I took photos while we were zipping along in Tim's truck.
I love old farmhouses!
We hadn't had a day to be out and about together for a very long time! It was so fun!
How was your week?