Letters from Home

March 22, 2016

Good Evening Everyone,  
      We are having a very windy day. I guess this is what you would call March winds. The laundry that was hung outside on the line really got a beating, but it dried nicely. Fresh air dried clothes always smell so fresh.

     Since we are having Daylight Savings time and have more daylight after supper I decided to go on a walk. The sky was overcast but the wind had slowed down a little. I had seen the farmer plowing this afternoon but now the plow was standing idle waiting until the next day. The farmer had quit for supper and was at the barn doing the milking. The Red Winged Blackbirds were singing from their perch on the power lines and a Killdeer flew up out of the corn stalks beside the road. The Killdeer blends in real well with it's surroundings as it runs silently over the ground, but when it flies the white stripe on their wings and the golden brown rump makes it a very striking looking bird. The clip clop of a horse could be heard on the pavement on the other side of the hill. As I crested the last hill before home I could see out over the valley and the woods still look black except for a reddish hue on some of the trees where life is beginning to show. Spring is here!

     This afternoon I dug out some carrots and red beets that were buried in the garden, and noticed that the carrots have started to grow again. When they do that they don't taste quite as good anymore. It is time to get them out.

     Our two weekends of having a Maple Syrup cookout turned out well. Plans are to have a FREE Ice Cream day on April 1st!

     Here is a recipe for a simple Air Freshner from Emily Thacker that you can make yourself.
1 TBS white vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups water
After the foaming stops put on the lid and shake well. Spray into the air for a quick freshness.

Easter is coming up, we would do well to remember this little acronym:

GRACE
G od's
R iches
A t
C hrist's
E xpense


                      Have a Blessed Easter - Sovilla