said my brother-in-law on the phone the other day… “think about it Michele, it’s all dependent on the weather, it all depends on if it rains or snows and if it’s warm or cold, it’s just like gardening, your always waiting to see how it’s going to go.”
He’s right, it is just like that. Michael and the kids worked hard to cut back the vegetation on the pond this fall.
It looked like this when they started. They cut and sawed and dug and moved everything out to create a nice big space for the rain to fill with water. Then we prayed for rain. It took awhile but now…
we have a skating pond. They’re spending hours out there having a ball!
Hockey is a very big focus…
This guy lives for the sport.
My little girl is more of a figure skater but she was keeping up with the stick pretty well today.
It does my heart good to look down and see this.
I took pictures and cheered them on. The afternoon sun warmed me up and gave me energy…
so I could climb back up this hill…
and head inside to look over seed catalogs and think abut the gardens ahead. While I’m doing that I’ll keep hoping and praying for ice friendly weather.
Life is so, so good here in our winter garden.