Spring Break was last week, filled with cousins, sugaring, and a bit of warmth! This particular day, it hit 60, which was delightful and enthusiastically celebrated by outside time, bare feet, mud puddles, and exuberance.
This cat was pretty calm about the whole thing though
This chicken is already poaching the flower bed. Awful thing.
Playing with the last remaining snowbank
Checking sap levels
Sap was running like crazy
The perils of warm spring days--muddy backs
Rilla being a nice big cousin and pushing Elsie
Elsie concentrating on not falling off
Even though it is terribly brown, it was delightful
Lincoln and Gilbert bonding over some mud
There were a lot of helping hands in there!
I love dying eggs. It is so springy.
Looking at something on the Jeep
Rilla and Lily
A picnic of water
Barefeet and neatly abandoned shoes and boots
Lily peering in to see what the temperature is on the thermometer by Dad's chair. They were hopping it would get over 60, so there was a lot of checking. It only got to 60.
Taking Elsie and Gilbert on a jeep ride in Owen's Jeep.
Hoyt and Coyote
The completion of a successful jeep ride through the fields
Owen pushing Justin, who then swung back and narrowly missed knocking a few kids into next week.
A flock of birds back
Orianna and Daddy
Then we did an Easter egg hunt.
A branch got torn off this winter, so Justin had to put one in the tear. It was leaking sap too, since it hasn't healed over yet.
The kids were very into turquoise this year.
I have no idea why they are variegated, but I love it!