When we got to the farm on Saturday morning, it was 54 degrees inside the house. Considering the overnight low was in the 30's, that was relatively warm. Of course, with the daytime high heading into the 70's, it was still a good day to open all the windows.
I explored some of the property on Saturday, finding this old mesquite that I hadn't ever gotten close to. When the Winter freezes push vegetation back to dormancy, it's always a good time to go exploring. Mesquites are usually spindly and not very large...this one has to be decades old.
Remember the photo that startled me a few weeks ago HERE? Several of you asked what it ended up being and this is it...just an old branch that had fallen out of the tree. Boring!
The garden cart had been leaning up against the house but I guess it somehow had fallen back down into regular position. It was on the edge of the house, where there is no gutter and so all of this water came off one corner of the roof in the middle of the rain we had. This has reminded us that we want to have some sort of rain harvesting system in place this year. We hope to do something similar to what Leigh did over at
Today I got to spend time on the Zen Machine. Yep, had to mow! In February!
Here is the driveway after...a lot of the green is some sort of clover, but hey, it's green, we'll take it this time of year. As you can see, the trees are still mostly bare...but we have a feeling Spring is just around the corner.
Hope you had a great weekend! Don't forget, giveaway ends tonight and midnight (Central Standard Time).