April 12, 2011

Seasonal Changes at Corgyncombe Cottage!

Hush, Is That The Peepers I Hear!
Corgyncombe Nubian Goat Louisa May in the barnyard.
She was named after our cousin Louisa May Alcott.

The rushing waters of Corgi Creek.

At the beginning of winter, a snow fence is put a little ways up on the hill to keep the snow from drifting into the yard so much. During the height of winter the snow can make it to the top of the snow fence and over. This is how the fence looked last Saturday as the snow is slowly melting but there is still a huge snowbank left. After the snow melts, the fence is taken down for the season.

Diane's husband took a walk down to the lower forty and gathered a bunch of pussy willows along Corgi Creek's edge, much to Diane's delight!

Corgyncombe Moon on April 9th, 2011.

The snow is melting, the days are warming, the peepers were heard last night, but what's this we hear about snow flurries in the forcast!

There are a lot of goats and goat kiddles that Tasha Tudor illustrated in "The Springs of Joy". In "Around the Year", written and illustrated by Tasha Tudor, one of ways April is portrayed is with a creek with rushing waters and emerging ferns at creek's edge. In "A Time to Keep" Tasha Tudor illustrated goat kiddles running and jumping in April.



Christie said...

Oh how I have enjoyed the pussy willows this Spring! My sister-in-law reports that two of the stalks, from the batch i had mailed to her, have growth. We will each be able to start our very own pussy willow bushes. Isn't April just the loveliest month...holding so much hope for new life? I love how Tasha Tudor's sweet books remind us of the seasons of life.
Little Louisa May is certainly glad to see some grass coming out from all that snow! What a pretty girl she is!
Warmest regards,

Jeri Landers said...

Your husband is a dear to bring you pussy willows. I have loved them since I was a child, and finally planted a pussy willow bush last year.It is looking healthy and strong now, and is so Easter-like.
Louisa May is a real beauty! My girls would be quite envious of her lovely face and fine form.
Cousin Jeri

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