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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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