Winter, seedlings, ancient dogs, cats, & critter poop.

O Winter…



I’m so glad you were here.

In your gentleness, in your intensity, I’m glad you were here.



Your quiet beauty touches me so



And with the weather being what it’s been, I see you disappearing.

People are looking forward to Spring.

I will look forward to your return after the warm seasons.



This past Sunday, the warming weather & light brings on the seedlings



Well, that and the propane heater…



Many, many babies!



even some of the onions have begun to peek out of the soil.



Each week, more seeding is done.

About 40 trays this past Sunday





Including 8 trays of Spinach

The Spinach seeds remind me of Lupine seeds.

Which I first saw while living in the Mojave Desert.

I’d sit outside with Oni, my cat, sitting on my lap – he’d nap, & I’d collect prickly seeds (in a futile attempt to eradicate them from the yard) while the Lupines, at a certain time of the year, would quietly pop their pods, scattering their speckled seeds.



A little more grey, more flat, & speckled… Would be closer to Lupine. These seeds are Spinach.

Lots and lots of Spinach to come.



This dog is ancient.

His name is Bentley.

Who is nearly 100 or more in dog years. He loves his walks, especially in Winter, and dog biscuits.



We usually walk side by side in a fast clip, but since I had my phone/camera that day, I was lagging behind



And when I stopped to snap a photo, he stopped & looked back, as if to say: what the hell are you doing it’s walk time



Very serious, joyful business: walks.

He rolls & lays in the snow

Which always makes me laugh out loud in sympathetic joy



he sticks close as I peel off my coat & scarf… Then he gets a couple small biscuits 



This is the face after cookies, but showing his “cute ears face” because I’m a sucker, & he’s ancient, and to sort of quote Marcel the Shell, “it’s all about snoozin’ & treats” & he knows I’ll give him one more.



Champion napper.





Today I got to see Sophie & Izzy

(Photos by Jenny from the previous week)

Sophie is beautiful, no matter how ridiculous…

& Izzy wary & awakened by Sophie who may want to usurp the kitty bed…



It felt so good to be outside today



Walking a path back & forth, back & forth



Stacking wood

One of my favorite activities



Home was found

With two entry/exit ways burrowed into the snow bank



And poop

Keeping the inside tidy…



It was towards the middle top of this image…

I wrecked somebody’s bathroom.



The forsythia buds are swelling.

Farewell Winter. Thank you, I love you, please come back in October or November for another long visit…?

About Marneymae

small organic farmers are my heroes. has a deep appreciation for clean, running water. keeps a digging fork in the trunk of my car to move dead animals off the road. View all posts by Marneymae

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