Our Location: Buttercup Ridge, Roseneath, Ontario
We woke this morning to cold temperatures, 28F/ -2.2C but there was something different about today. Some big bright yellow thing was showing itself over the pine trees. I believe it may have been something called the sun but it's been so long I'm not sure.
|We are located up at the house this spring, instead of by the barn.|
It warmed up considerably throughout the day with our high reaching 53F/11.6 C. A regular heatwave it has been. The morning started with us moving the Igloo about 5 ft to a better location, not quite the same down slope as our original park job and while we were pretty level I just didn't feel comfortable with the front feet extended that far. With the soft ground, melting snow and all things being what they are, I was more than happy to spend the half hour adjusting our location.
Catching up with our friends scattered across a vast couple of countries while enjoying my hot drink. An Igloo adjustment, showers and some housekeeping duties in the Igloo pretty much took up most of the morning.
|This is the flat middle part of the drive way. I turned around from the taking the above picture to snap this one.|
It was a quite day with birds singing, squirrels giving us a chattering at, and of course Mike's cows in the barn giving off an opinion every once in a while. I noticed Mike out at the barn this morning too, well actually that's not quite right, I noticed Mike LEAVING the barn area this morning on his way out the driveway. When we left last fall Mike had a half dozen cows and some baby pigs in the barn. I haven't ventured out to chat with Mike or look in the barn since our arrival. It's extremely muddy out there and I've only got my little low top Sploggers, so I don't think a trip to the barn will be in the future until it dries up some. Mike rents the barn and the farm land from Janet and Dennis. He also plows the drive and cuts the grass. Pretty sweet deal I think for all of them.
|Coming up the drive.|
The sun is melting the hard crusted snow which we could walk on this morning while we adjusted the Igloo but now you can't walk on it, you sink. It's not deep but again without the proper boots wet feet would result in a short period. I did however manage to dance around the mud as I made my way down the driveway to the road to collect the flyers from the mail box. A walk around the outside of the house also let me report to Janet that everything was good, the downed branches all appeared to be in the front of the house. I've hauled a couple of them out to the big wood pile past the drive shed and have a few more trips to go to get all the bigger stuff out of the way. That's how I know it's too wet/muddy to venture to the barn. The wood pile is extremely muddy to reach and the barn is past that.
|A garden shed along with the putting green and practice net, all back behind the pond.|
A text to Courtney to find out when they are arriving so we know what to do about meals and turning up the heat in the house. They should be arriving later tonight just around 9 - 9:30 pm. They are coming from downtown Toronto and are stopping for dinner on their way. Works well for us, we've had the day to do our own things and get caught up on a few things before company.
|The barn area is quite muddy and wet.|
The afternoon was spent doing some reading and watching some more Hawaii 5-0. The afternoon sun through the windows helped to heat up the Igloo and we spent most of the afternoon without any heat on inside. It wasn't nice enough to open the door but with the curtains open on the sun side it was nice and warm. Helped with some of the condensation as well.
|That's the big wood pile where I pulled a few bigger branches today, and in front of that pile is where we parked last fall. Couldn't park there now, it's just all one big mud slope.|
Around 7 pm I slipped into the house, turned the heat up, and turned on some lights. I hauled a can of coffee inside for morning coffee and tomorrow I'll bring in some groceries to feed the crew. We'll really only have tomorrow as a visit but that's okay, some is better than none. I've missed them a great deal.
|The house, you can see we are plugged in at the garage. We are parked just in front of the cobblestones.|
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Until next time.... take care, be safe,