It IS here. I am almost afraid to believe it. I did not think this particular winter would ever come to an end.
How did you cope with it? It is a worthy exercise to contemplate how you survived, even thrived through the grueling winter season of 2018/19.
For myself, it was our first winter on the farm. We had 5 cows to care for during the never ending snow and brutal cold. Every day I put on 15 pounds of clothing and boots so thickly insulated I hobbled, vs. walked up to the pasture = HARDINESS
In fact, now that I think about it - my favorite winter memory happened during the coldest day of the season, 31 below zero (before windchill!) when we had to unload a trailer full of hay bales.
I put on ALL 15 pounds of my clothing and started hobbling bales off the trailer, down the ramp and onto the 2 wheeler where Mr. Fossler wheeled them into the barn and stacked them up.
After about 10 minutes I realized I was sweating. Yes 31 degrees below zero, I was outside - and I was sweating! I took off my hat and scarf. A few bales later I partially unzipped my jacket.
I paused - how crazy is this? I giggled to myself.
I felt so Bad Ass = RESILIENCE and TOUGHNESS.
Yes spring IS here, and because of the gifts of the recent winter, I know you are more hardy, resilient and tough. Thank you winter of 2018/2019, we appreciate you.
Have a super Monday.
xoxo Lady Katherine