Just a small sampling of the hail we discovered this evening after we got home from church. A few trees in the woods are down and a lot of small branches will need to be picked up. It looks like we missed a good storm.
Every spring, since reading Miracles on Maple Hill, we have enjoyed a spring scavenger hunt. We search in the woods and at the park, looking for our favorite flowers.
I can not always remember their names, but recall more each year.
Many years ago, when we just had Mark, a family invited us to their house for dinner. We enjoyed our time and over the years, our friendship grew.
It was wonderful being able to spend a few days with Dave, Kristi, Cardin, Reece, and Casteel and just be together.
After a lot of rain and a short thunderstorm yesterday, we woke up to snow this morning.
The weather has warmed up. Audrey noticed this raccoon hanging around our sap buckets this afternoon. She tried chasing it away by banging a spoon in a pan. It only ran up our maple tree and then took a nap. It is still enjoying its cozy napping space.
While it slept, we made sure all the lids were tight on the sap buckets and then put a heavy brick on each one. We do not want a nosy raccoon to ruin the sap we collected!
After getting over a foot of snow last week, and then having it all melt in the last two days, along with rain–my dad’s rain gauge says 5.05 inches, we have a lot of water in the yard. On the side of the house, the water was halfway to Adrian’s knees. The air ducts under the house are full of water.
The girls spent most of the day wet vacuuming the ducts dry. Megan practiced keeping tally of all the times the vac was emptied (at least 240 times). Allan and Adrian worked on creating a ditch to divert some of the standing water to the back acre.
Hopefully, the rain will stop soon, we will get a breeze and everything will dry up quickly.