It’s 22º F. This is the view from my office window:


It’s April 5, way too late for an April’s Fools joke.

I’m home sick with a fever and a cough.

So, momentarily, while I’m upright, I thought I’d post a couple of photos from summer.

When the chickens get out on green grass-



When flowers bloom-



The goats get to gorge on meadow plants-



Tonk and I go out on trails (and I don’t have to wear three layers of clothing plus a heavy coat!) –



and Scooter gets to sleep in the sun.


There, I feel better already.

None of us are listening to the rabbit tell us how much she likes snow.



In fact, now that I’ve posted this, the dogs and I are going back to bed. Wake us up when spring is here.


  1. Poor you. Hope you are feeling better soon. Looks like quite a bit of snow, get some sun and it will soon be gone…:)

  2. I feel your pain. I’m just crawling out of the flu topped with a sinus infection myself. The only good thing about being sick is having a dog or two who’s willing to nap with you. I always find it very touching that even though they don’t understand why the day gets stalled, my JRTs are always willing to adjust and go back to bed with me on the rare day when I just can’t bear to join the living. Feel better!

  3. I too feel your pain.
    Got hit with the flu and now a sinus infection. It all started two weeks tomorrow. Finally went to the doctor yesterday and got some meds and lets hope they work. The bug going around is one that gets a hold of you and wont let go. Some of my co workers are on there third week. YIKES.

    For the record I got the flu shot, never had much faith in that thing. Its a guess as to what strain will be going around.

    The goat picture. At first glance I thought a snake had a hold of one of them.

  4. Ditto those above. My whole crew got the bug going around and it took us 4 weeks to kick. The only plus for us was that we were among the few that didn’t get the sinus infection on top of the virus.

    It has snowed two nights in a row here with sun and high 40’s during the day. Craziness.

    Best wishes to you for a speedy recovery!

  5. Feel better. You know Mother Nature just had to get that last little dig in before the world turns green.

  6. my mother-in-law in upstate NY called the last late snow “poor man’s fertilizer”. Then everything bust out in green. I believe she was right!