Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Buds

It's a start.
Tiny leaves have appeared.
The laurel is blooming.
The pussy willows are out.
And it's time to clear away last years blooms.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

More on Spring

Spring can be a hard season to recognize in the Maritime provinces. Some years it's just 5 days between the last snowfall and the first crop of black flies. If you look for signs though, they are there. I'm optimistic. Really. All of the wild fluctuation in temperature from day to night is somehow perfect for collecting sap from our lovely sugar maple trees.


There's a reward for you! Maple syrup. It is one of the truly beautiful things about a Maritime "spring". The other plus for me is recycling those humble buckets that collect this delicious treat.

  
Forget the grey skies and the slush and add some color to your world I say. Treat yourself to some real maple syrup on your pancakes too!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Birds of Spring

Baby birds of course! These little baby barn owls came off the workbench today. They have great big feet to grow into and lots of downy fuzz to keep the warm.


                   Watch for workshop details at The Bobbin Tree.