Little by little, warmer days are coming. Our little crocuses are blooming their hearts out, and the stiff, deep green stalks of our daffodils are clustered in happy families, here and there around the yard. Soon they’ll lift bright yellow blooms toward the sun, along with the sweet pink and yellow tulips thoughtfully planted unknown seasons ago, before we came to Kenilworth.
Many of the trees have tight little buds, some with streaks of color showing more and more clearly through their plump tufts. The grass is green again, and getting greener each day.
It’s almost as though the plants share our feelings of anticipation and excitement and change.
School is keeping us very busy – which is primarily why the blog posts are few and far between. We’re working hard to finish as much as we can, so that we will have more freedom in the summer months. We will continue to do some school throughout the summer, since I learned years ago that much is forgotten in a short time. But we plan to have fun, too! The kids love playing outside with their bikes, and on the zip line. And then there are sure to be Runaway games, reading in the hammock, and time on the swing set, and playing with the animals.
Of course there are a few projects on the horizon. Like a low stone wall which will span the length of the front yard; this may be a project which doesn’t get finished for quite some time. But I’m excited to get it started.
(I’m pretty sure I’m the only one who is excited about it)
We’re hoping to tear down the cobhouse and build another, larger structure where it stands. It won’t be our future garage/barn – which we’re saving up to pay for with cash. But it will help give the animals a more insulated home, and provide some much needed storage space for some of the things we’re currently storing elsewhere.
Lord willing, we will get the doors finished for the mudroom closets and maybe the bench and shelving units in there, too????
And let’s not forget trim.
I also have a few things to do in the laundry room before I show you some pictures. But I need to finish a line-up of sewing projects first, including dresses for the girls and me to wear for our niece’s wedding next month, and the second little nightgown and a couple of boys’ vests for the ballet recital.
We need to figure something out for the boys’ room – which continues to get wet when it rains. Since Glenn installed a sump pump last Spring, there hasn’t been any more flooding, but there still is an undetermined way that water leaks down under the flooring panels. We don’t panic anymore; we just pull back the thin indoor/outdoor carpet and turn on the floor fan. Once it dries out, everything is back to normal. But it would be nice to get to the bottom of it, fix it, and do something a little better for the flooring.
Anyway – these are the things we’re thinking about here. What about you? Any projects, big or small, on the horizon?