King of the Hill...does anyone remember playing it as a kid?
Snow, snow everywhere. We are buried in it. Earlier this season I had placed a bench under my bird feeder for standing on when I filled it, and it is completely buried. I filled my bird feeder this past weekend, and the top of the bench was level with the snow. With so much snow everywhere it's hard to imagine working my hands into the warm garden soil or walking across the green grass in bare feet. Oh, the lovely days of summer and the tasty garden greens...
After surviving on stored root vegetables all winter long, our ancestors, here in the north, craved the leafy greens of spring. They would harvest the tender, young dandelions that sprouted up everywhere almost as soon as the snow melted. Dandelion greens served with butter, salt, pepper and a splash of vinegar was a staple of our spring diet when I was growing up, and my mother still harvests those bitter greens that sprout up around her yard each spring. What I wouldn't give for a big bowl of dandelion greens right now!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was filled with the usual...work on the addition, a little more decluttering, an emergency run for hay, knitting, game playing, feasting on stacks of pancakes, and, of course, Downton Abbey.
My daughter was my photographer again. She was in the mood for taking photos this past weekend, and she captured a number of great moments. I had such a laugh when I saw the ones of the cats battling for the coveted spot on top of the snow bank...I just couldn't resist sharing them. If you would like, you can check out my daughter's photography page here.