Here's a picture of Shadow Dancer, "Shady" being a naughty girl one morning a few weeks ago. She had snuck out under my very poorly maintained electric fence. (It's not even plugged in at the moment!) She is snacking on sunflower seed from my stone birdfeeder made by artisit and friend, Toni Moon. The kitten, Cole Porter, is watching her, maybe thinking a big, black condor has landed!
Now all the snow is gone, except for a few patches in the woods. I took Katy out for a long ride on Saturday. Even though I made her walk most of the way, with only a couple of short gallops, she jigged with excitemnet and came back soaked. Spring Fever! I had to spend a long time rubbing her dry in the sun. Didn't dare hose her in case it got cold again.
Yesterday, we worked clearing brush and dead trees in the yard, and making a fire so that we can grow morel mushrooms on the sterilized spot. Don't ask me how to grow them, I'm leaving that up to Fred. I have enough to do trying to grow novels! I also raked up a bunch of old leaves from the barbeque area for safety and for garden mulch. Went to bed with a backache, but it felt great to be able to work outside again.