My son David used my nephew Larry's ( a.k.a COOP) backhoe and we buried Luther last Wednesday evening just before the storm hit! This coming week Larry will use his backhoe to repair our water cistern. When Hurricane Irene passed through, the water from the brook near our cistern went over the top of the cistern. We have been using bottled water ever since Aug. 28th and its getting very old by now. They will have to take the cover off and clean out the tank. It should have been done in warmer weather!!!!!!!!!
I'm attaching a picture of the woodpecker at our bird feeder. We didn't have hardly any birds this winter until this last storm. Now we have chickadees, junkos, morning doves, blue jays and one red squirrel. They certainly let you know when a storm is coming because the feeder is very busy just before a storm. The sun is shinning and it looks like such a nice day but it is bitterly cold. Lets see, I got an e-mail from my friend Donna last night and she said........11 more weeks until April 1st! I am so ready for spring, so I will have to satisfy myself looking at seed catalogs!
I went to Brattleboro on Saturday morning with my son David and my grandchildren Ella and Austin. It was Ella's last day at gymnastics. I will attach a picture of her with her ribbon at the end of the class. We went to "Old MacDonald's" for breakfast after her class. That is MacDonald's according to Ella. We took Austin to the barber shop for a haircut and then picked up a few things at the new Wal-Mart in Hinsdale. When we got home David cleaned up with the tractor and yesterday he plowed out to the barn for me. I had to work my 11.5 hr. shift yesterday so Darcy, Declan and Rowan took care of my dog Lettie and kept the wood stove going while Jonathan and I both were at work.
Well, I guess that's all the news so far from Maybelle Farm so I will close and go get busy cleaning. There is always so much cleaning to do and I'd rather be reading a good book! HAHA! :-)
So-Long from Maybelle MaMa