Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March already?!?!

Wow...I cannot believe it is March - wasn't last week Christmas?!  Don't get me wrong - March means Spring is almost here - YAY!  We did a lot of work outside last weekend, while the weather was nice.  When my husband had the heavy equipment here a week ago, he re-graded the front yard, then we seeded and strawed it.  Then guess what happened....the rains came.  Now, a gentle, soaking rain would have been perfect.  But, as many of you homesteaders know, Mother Nature does not give us what we want.  It is what SHE wants.  And she wanted an all-out, gully-washing, inch-of-rain in 15 minutes storm, complete with lightning, thunder, oh - and the TWO tornado warnings in an hour.  Oy vey! 

Ever since we moved out here, we have had to do EVERYTHING at least twice.  Seed the yard, rain washes it away, do it again....put gravel down for the driveway, snows and rains come, gravel sinks into the clay, do it all over again...every year....put up an umbrella outside to keep the sun/rain off you while you enjoy nature, the next storm tears it to shreds, snaps the pole in two, do it again....put up a flagpole, to proudly display our nation's colors (big deal for us as my husband served in the Army), along come 50-60 MPH winds that rip the flagpole, or the string, or the flag in two, do it again.

Such are the trials and tribulations of living out in the's just that now, I have learned - whatever outdoor project we are undertaking, take the dollars and multiply by two - because inevitably, we will have to do it all over again anyway!!

But when your backyard looks like this:

I guess I can't complain too much :-)

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