I’ve discovered that there is a new season on the farm – one that our city cousins don’t necessarily encounter.
I call it “Before the grass comes in.”
This season happens directly after the snow melts and before the grass greens up and starts growing – which signifies the start of the spring busy season.
I know the season has arrived when I hear –
“Those varmint cedar trees need to be picked up and burned before the grass comes in.”
“I’ve got to get that baler fixed before the grass comes in.”
“Those locust trees down by the pond should be taken care of before the grass comes in.”
“I really should burn the ditches before the grass comes in.”
“There’s lots of brush and thorns to clean up from that last snow storm before the grass comes in.”
With each added minute of daylight as spring approaches, the list gets longer and my husband gets busier.
And I will admit that he’s not the only one with a list.
I know that as soon as the grass turns green all indoor projects will be put on hold until the ground freezes next fall.
There’s a shower that needs to be fixed, a quilt that needs to be finished and a basement that we’ve been slowly working on all winter.
But I wouldn’t be surprised if these projects sit undone. It’s hard to get motivated to work inside when the sun is shining and the temperatures are climbing!
After all – the grass is greening up!
One thought on “Before the Grass Comes In”
Enjoy your weather. After a long, hard winter indoors, I imagine the outside chores are enjoyable..at least in the beginning.