Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Signs of Spring!

I have a confession to make -- I have a real love/hate relationship with the month of March!  I wonder how we can go from Monday's snow storm - see below -  to Wednesday's nice, sunny day filled with lots of crocuses and early tulips!   March can be a real winter wonderland one day and seem like early summer season just a day or two later. 

The thing I love about March is the sense of expectancy.  When I take a hike on the Appalachian Trail and look at all the trees and shrubs, I can tell that nature is just ready to burst out and say "Hello again world"!

What I hate about March is the mud!  I can brush my horse, Malcolm, and as soon as he goes outside again, he rolls in the messiest, muddiest area of the pasture that he can find!  When I turn out the horses in the AM, there is mud all around the water hydrants.  If I'm not careful, the mud can actually suck the shoes off my feet.  What a mess in the month of March!
The view from our front porch, Monday March 25, 2013
Spring crocuses March 27, 2013

Early tulips March 27, 2013

Work begins again March 27, 2013

Here is another sure sign of spring - the workers have re-started the siding on the remainder of our barn! For the past two months I have been reporting that work would begin soon... Now it's official!  No more painting the barn siding!  The barn will look great for the wedding season here at Pheasant Field B&B! 

March is also the end of voting for Harrisburg Magazine's "Simply The Best B&B" and other shops and services.  Go vote now - while you are sitting at your computer!  Thanks for taking the time to do this!

Spring is a wonderful time to plan a visit to Carlisle PA - for fishing, hiking, studying history, or shopping for fine crafts -  come stay with us and relax and rejuvenate!

Now, move along March so we can celebrate a real SPRING!

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