The Great Awakening.

As the spring begins to manifest it becomes clear that the small changes I see herald warmer days are getting closer... there is much dripping and melting and the bare ground is more prevalent than the snow covered ground.... at least in the open areas.

Today we lit the outside fire again to process more Maple Syrup and enjoyed cleaning up wind fallen branches and burned them to good effect while also cleaning up the yard in the process. One thing about the first weeks of spring is the sense of messiness the place seems to have.... without the green grass and lush vegetation everything looks dead on first glance... but there are bugs... there is new growth and budding... there is baby rabbits.. and evidence of life if you sit still and just absorb what is happening around you for a moment.

It is very heartening.