Sure sign of spring - I got my first mosquito bite thisn evening.
Hope you don't get West Nile or Equine Encephalitis. Those are both in Georgia now. They say it's because summers are so much warmer and wetter than they used to be.
I see green popping up through the grass that is still yellow.
I expect you and I are both ready for some nice weather. It has been a very hard winter. I feel like the Mole in The Wind and the Willows, I am ready for something different and to get out for awhile.
I saw a first fly today... I'm sure the house spiders will come next.. but that the price I'm willing to pay for the spring :D
We have wolf spiders here. Their legs can hang over the edge of a tea saucer. I am not afraid of them but my wife is. On the other hand, I have a horror of snakes and they will be coming out again now that it is warm. Everything has a price tag.
That mailbox trip any easier?
It's easier now, but I have only been going down there every third day or so. Haven't been going to town much so I have to walk down to get the mail at least every third day or it fills up the mailbox and they leave me a "come to town" notice.
Half a continent away from Harry, I saw *my* first fly of the season today, and while our nights are still nicely-nippy, it was 74 degrees F when I went into work this afternoon at 2. And apropos of nothing, I think I really like this DPMS "Sportical" AR I picked up at our local Evil Loophole Gunshow, brand new, from a guy who bought it recently and wanted something nicer-now to track down a red-dot (or similar-something in that vein) sight and see what it'll do-never had an AR before so this should be interesting. KB
I haven't bought any guns in a long time. We had a gun show right in our town recently, at the senior citizens center, but I didn't go. I wanted to, I just didn't feel like taking down all the wires and such on the trail, putting them back up driving to town, then coming back and reversing the process. Glad you got a nice one. I don't really like AR's, but I have to admit in a scheiss sturm they are more useful than a Mauser. At close range, anyway.
I *hope* it's a nice one-I really don't know, but I think for a plain, or "Amish" AR, as I call it, I think it'll suffice, from the reviews I've read-I don't need two thousand dollars worth of accessories hanging off a Stoner-pattern carbine but I want it to work with cheap ammo and be reasonably-accurate. Regardless, it's my first AR, so we'll see. I'd bought a stripped AR lower (Anderson Arms, I think) from a local gun shop a few weeks back and was thinking about building a rifle up from parts, but the price on this one, especially to be brand-new, but unwanted by its original owner, apparently, was too good to pass up and around what I'd have had to pay for the parts to finish off the aforementioned lower I have. As far as the Mauser, I still love that quote floating around about how when the dust settles, the last man on Earth will be standing on a pile of dead bodies, clad in shorts and tennis shoes, holding his Mauser bolt-action rifle. Quite. KB
Yes, my granddaughter came in with four mosquito bites over the weekend! We have a big green frog in the little garden wall pond and I am starting to sneeze, sure signs!
I like frogs. We had a beautiful leopard frog that lived in my wife's little pool in her garden for a long time.I am less fond of mosquitoes.
Off topic here: New Survivorman Friday April 3rd.Matt
Matt, thanks a lot! I have been scanning the news, looking for the new season,and found no premier dates. I really appreciate it as Les Stroud is about the only survival show I watch anymore. Dual Survival lost me when they kicked off Cody Lundin, "Bear" is a snake oil salesman. All those ridiculous "nekkid survivalist" make me ill.There's really no such thing as off topic here.
Things are greening up here too!
I bet your rescue horse is happy. My daughters has pretty much spent the winter in his stall. He managed to lay down in the stall and get his leg trapped under a board, and hurt himself some but not bad and aside from vet bills it wasn't that bad though it scared Elizabeth. Seamus is 22 years old and doesn't need any problems.
Harry - spring is definitely in the air and normally at this time of year our staying snow has left and although we would normally still get some snow, it would disappear as it fell. not this year! we just got belted with a foot of snow yesterday (and that's on top of staying snow that's been here since early january) and we are supposed to get 25 more centimetres tonight and tomorrow - arghghghgh! but we deal with it. we normally wouldn't care even though this is unusual but with jam doing contract work, he needs to go in to the company on thursday so he is out there trying to plow through the crappy snow. then he'll have to re-do it tomorrow so he can get down the driveway on thursday. this is really unusual weather for us and very unusual to have this much snow for so long. everyone at our dance on saturday said that they could never remember having this much staying snow for this long.but spring is definitely in the air. i can't wait to see the ground but am lucky in that all of the trees around our house and in our vies are evergreens so i get to see green all year. much love Harry! and i hope Seamus recovers quickly.your friend,kymber
Kymber, does it seem to you that the weather is bizarre all over North America? It certainly does to me. The last two winters were extraordinarily bad, and the summers are so much hotter and wetter that we are getting diseases here we never had before.I hate that J has to be moving snow to get out and work. Maybe soon it will melt off and make life easier up there. I sure hope so.
Harry,What a beautiful picture! It's about time it started warming up at your place. Winter really decided to stick around a little longer than usual. Watch out for those bears coming out of hibernation.Sending hugs to you and your Sweet Wife.Sandy
Lots of rain here, but at least I am not having to heat the buildings anymore. It's still too early for humidity and high temperatures to force me into activitating the air conditioners and dehumidifiers.I am careful about walking outside in the dark. I always take a big flashlight so I don't inadvertently bump into Ursus.Saw on the news that there are huge brush fires burning in your state. I hope they are nowhere near your place.