Friday, January 21, 2011

Every Day is Different

Frosty morning once again. Thin layer of ice holds water lily captive in the upper pond. Lichens in soft sea foam green cling to oak. I notice another white lichen on the branches. Oaks are home to so many life forms. Stellar's Jays, Pileated woodpeckers, Flickers, Coots (yes!)  and more love to forage in oak trees. Now in the dormant season it is the lichen, usnea, that is the show.

The sun comes up melting all frost into a near perfect spring day for a few hours before the cold afternoon returns. The rhythm of winter is fruit tree pruning, some garden bed prep (cleaning out the goat stall to layer on top of potato beds) in the short rainless period we have. Readying the stall for the birthing of kids, goat babies due on Valentines Day, and other projects that are part of the work here. It is good work.

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