We had a really productive day today, got a gazillion small jobs done, and to top it off, had a whole day of bright sunshine.
The highest temp I saw on our thermometer on the north side of the house in the shade was 41° but I know it must have been well into the 50s (maybe 60?) in the sun.
Hubby climbed up on the roof and cleaned the two wood stove chimneys, and did a big bunch of sorting and cleaning in the garage.
Together we attacked the bottom of a big closet where we had stashed boxes of miscellaneous stuff (it hadn't been cleaned out in over five years . . . oh, for shame!) which we went through, jettisoned some things, put other things in storage elsewhere and, guess what? Ended up with lots of prime storage room for more appropriate items.
I defrosted and rearranged two freezers, cleaned and sorted my little pantry area, and went up to the farm to get a fresh supply of milk products.
On the way to the farm I cross a bridge going over this little stream which is plum full with all of the spring run-off.
This shot was taken from the other side of the bridge. Now that's what you call a babbling brook!
I just love this big, old windmill on the dairy farm. I'm not sure if it's actually hooked up to pump water anymore or not but the wind was blowing, and it was spinning merrily away. I could have stood there and watched it for a lot longer than I did.
I drove the slightly longer way home because I wanted to go through a heavily wooded area to see if all the snow was gone. It was. I stopped by this little stream which isn't nearly as big as the one on the first half of my journey, but pretty none the less.
It feels good to have accomplished all the little tasks we did today. My muscles are also feeling a little stressed and strained from moving what must have been a couple hundred pounds of frozen food out and in of the two freezers. But it's definitely a feel good tired. It was a good day.
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