We were at the farm last weekend after Emily’s return from FL. She was exhausted so we sent up an awning for her to sit under (and sleep). That was the idea anyhow. It turns out the wind was so bad that she ended up holding on to the thing so it wouldn’t blow away. Meanwhile, the kids and I scurried off to do other things.
Isaac and Abigail found the neighbor kids. Isaac borrowed a bike and the kids pedaled about 3-4 miles down the old dirt road. Someone had a phone to call a pickup truck to haul them back (the up-hill part). Abigail played in the mud mostly and made some serious mud-pies.
I have not yet seen the entirety of the property so I took off exploring. I was hoping to find some morel mushrooms on my hunt for the property lines. I know it’s prime mushroom season right now but I found not a single one. I did find one edge of the property line though so that was cool.
In my hunt for stuff, I found a few interesting things…sort of an impromptu scavenger hunt. I love a good scavenger hunt. I also love peanut butter and waffles and pina coladas and getting caught in the rain…and the feel of the ocean and the taste of champagne…wait…sorry…channeling Jimmy Buffett (EDIT: apparently this song was actually done by Rupert Holmes though there are tons of references to JB too…) there for a second.
Anyhow, it turns out there are at least three small streams on the property. I am not sure whether they run all year but as I was walking, all I could hear was the sound of running water. No cars, no horns, no planes. It was magnificent. I walked several deer trails (which wandered past the water of course) and stepped in deer poop. It was magnificent. I saw the tiniest white and blue and purple flowers everywhere. The trees had pink and green tinges to them as spring appears to finally be taking hole. It was magnificent!