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Stored Energy

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I stayed overnight in the cities for two days in a row, so yesterday was a precious return to Wintervale for me, after work. There is no snow anywhere in sight!

IMG_2203eI went for an abbreviated walk to survey the conditions and found that it appears to be as dry as I’ve yet seen it this spring. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it is dry, by any definition of the word. There is still standing water visible on the gravel drive in front of the barn, slowly trying to make its way down to lower ground.

Just as I was thinking about what that meant for our fencing project, the contractor called to check in. They are so far behind on every job they have booked, that it will take them long days and weekends to adequately serve all their customers. He did not want to hear that there was still water on the driveway there.

We are hoping to see a fair amount of activity over the days of the coming weekend. Maybe even some progress on the hay shed!

IMG_2201eI came upon a broken tree limb stretched across one of our trails, and marveled over the new growth sprouting, regardless the fracture at the trunk of the tree. All that stored energy still does what it is programmed to do.

I wish I had some of that energy in me, for all the spring projects unfolding before us at a thrilling pace right now.

Written by johnwhays

May 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

Posted in Wintervale Ranch

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  1. I have been feeling a bit low on energy myself of late. I guess it is just a question of getting into the rhythm of the faster pace of life again.

    Ian Rowcliffe

    May 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    • If we could bottle the essence of the way growing things respond to the first instant of sunshine and moisture, we’d really have something of value!

      johnwhays

      May 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      • Bottled sunshine, indeed! The truth is that the sun does effect our metabolism such that we are able to benefit more from the food we eat. Patricia has been noticing the difference living in England and is anxious to ‘recharge her batteries’, as she put it…

        Ian Rowcliffe

        May 10, 2013 at 4:11 am


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