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What excites you about spring arriving?

Discussion in 'The Homestead' started by Tony, Mar 6, 2018.

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  1. daveO

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    Spring sure is taking it's sweet time this year. I heard the cuckoo for the first time today but it barely got over 5°C without the sun to warm things up. It's May next week and it still feels like winter at times.
     
  2. Arya

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    Being able to walk out the door without preparing and getting dressed like I'm going on an expedition, every time, every day! Not having to shovel snow and chop ice with an axe from frozen water troughs. Next year I'm definitely having heated troughs!
    And bumblebees :) Especially bumblebees!
     
  3. Birch Axe

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    One word, bluebells.
     
  4. Nice65

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    Postimage dropped my pics in post #4, I put a couple back up.


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    Trout fishing season!
     
  6. daveO

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    It's not even 1°c outside right now. :bored:
     
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    The spoils of spring pest control, rook pie, pan fried pigeon breast.
     
  8. Janne

    Janne Bushcrafter through and through

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    Rain!
    Sounds weird to you guys, but it is really nice when we start getting rain a ciuple of times a week.
    Everything starts blooming, new fresh leaves and fresh greenery!
     
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    Sunday sunshine:
    Fern fiddleheads just about up in my favorite patch.
    The grouse boys drumming on logs for the girls.
    Ptarmigan molting off their white winter plumage.
    Two white tail does jumping around on the logging road and flicking those BIG white tail flags.
    Rain to wash off all the mountain rock dust grime (Saturday night).
    BBQ pork side ribs with billowing applewood smoke, minding their own business for 3 hours.
     
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    The return of long days with light well into the night. Oh, and of course Ticks and Midgies :)
     
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    Lambs!

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    First pair of Black Welsh Mountain twins arrived this afternoon - textbook deliveries and all doing well. :)

    Pretty blustery here in mid-Wales at the moment but (at the risk of tempting fate!), this has been a very mild winter - just hope we don’t get any late frosts to catch out the plants and animals that took the balmy February weather as start of spring.
     
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    Just read what I posted last May.
    All we want now is some respite from the brutal cold of this winter.
    I can put up with 4 months of doggie kaka melting all at once.
     
  13. Woody girl

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    Catkins. pussy willow buds. primroses. wild garlic. Robins singing their insides out for a mate. Sunshine. Bluebells and picnics by the river and paddling in ice cold water. Ducklings. Lambs in the fields. And once again foraging a plenty. Easter eggs... the list goes on.... and on....phew winter is all but gone and hopefully my arthritis will subside a bit and I can ride my bike again, hang my hammock and enjoy life .
     
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    Get on the CBD girl, it seems to be working for my hip pain. Expensive, but worth it compared with taking codeine or Tramadol all the time.
     
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    Already on it! Expensive but it lifts my mood and doesn't make me hallucinate like tramadol or bung you up like co codimal. Helps me sleep too. Not as effective but certainly kinder to the mind and body. Doctor disapproves greatly. I told her after 15yrs of pain I'd eat raw mice if it helped(I wouldnt) she just said " eeeew. .. carry on" Ha ha!
     
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    More favorite spring moments.. the smell of fresh mown grass with the first cut of the year. Collecting dandelions for wine making, and beech leaves for noyaux. Nests with cheeping chicks inside. Dozy hungry hedgehogs. I'm just a sentimental old fool! But I so love spring time.
     
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    Heard the first chiffchaff of the year today. Must be spring.
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I was told that some CBD products can result in a positive urine drug test for THC.
     
  20. Broch

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    Spring is definitely sprung here despite the wind, rain and cold. Bumble bees are out, birds are singing and there are spring flowers everywhere.

    Yes, I'm looking forward to bluebells in the wood (it's carpeted in late May), but before then, what I really enjoy, is just sitting on a calm day and listening to the birds.
     

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