Tuesday, February 10, 2009

What a day!

This was taken from my cabin this evening; it looks down on the area where I rode my horse this morning; you can see the green of the winter wheat, the same patch I took a picture of from horseback. It is not accessible from my place; I have to ride down the road to get there.
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It was if we were given the gift of an April day today.

After breakfast, I had Cliff get the tiller started for me and I actually planted some garden! Don't worry, I only planted lettuce and peas; hard freezes and snow won't hurt them. I also planted radishes, which is pretty cold-tolerant. It was cheap seed, so no biggie if it doesn't make it, and I got to do something spring-like on a spring-like day.

After Cliff left for work I was relaxing in my recliner with Sadie on my lap when I realized that, according to the forecast, there won't be more days like this for awhile.

I wear out easily these days, but I didn't want to waste the last two hours of a perfect day in the house. So I got two Nathan's hot dogs out of the freezer, tossed them into a baggie and then into my cabin bag, and Sadie and I were off to the cabin. When she sees the cabin bag she knows where we're headed, and gets all excited.

I started a small fire and figured I'd play Frisbee with Sadie, but she had evidently seen movement in the woodpile and was so obsessed with it, she didn't even worry about the hot dog I was eating off a stick (I didn't take bread).

I read a couple of old poems and made a video of Sadie's foolish barking, then doused my fire. I'm very thankful I chose the cabin over my recliner. Sadie is even happier with that decision than I am.


11 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Some one said to me today that it was nice to have a break from winter so we'd have the strength to make it the rest of the way through. I agree. Winter had pretty well done me in and now after a day in the low 50's here, I think I might just be able to make it. You made a very wise choice for sure! 'OnYa'-ma

cw2smom said...

Sounds like a great day for you, the horse and the dog! Blessings for many, many more just like today! Lisa

Rachel said...

Has anyone told you lately that your dog is FREAKIN' CRAZY?????!!!!!

Rachel said...
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Rachel said...

My post wouldn't post (karma?) and when it did, it posted twice. That's the reason for the deleted post above.

Lisa said...

That is awesome to have a spring day and be planting! Yes I learned about lettuce being able to do well in the cold but I did not know it would be okay in the snow in many cases... nor did I know about the peas! I may give it a try in our next spring spell.
Lisa

madcobug said...

Sound like you had a good day. I hope your garden does well. Sadie is really enjoying herself. Cute video. I loved that campfire. Helen

Hollie said...

WOW what a day! Good decision to go to the cabin. Already gardening too. YES!!

Hollie said...

WOW what a day! Good decision to go to the cabin. Already gardening too. YES!!

Kathy said...

Nice way to spend a spring like day. We had one day too ... and I wanted to do some yard work, but the three feet of snow is still, you know, covering the yard!

Nance said...

Was that the 'duty' house out there behind the cabin? LOL. I just wondered if IT was still standin'. 'Nuf said. The video was cute...that Sadie is on the trail of something in that wood pile.