Letters from Home – March 13, 2014

Hello Everyone,

After a day or two of springlike weather, tonight it seems like winter has come back. It is again snowing and breezy from the north. This morning I thought it really seemed like Spring. It was 41F and the meadowlark was singing and the Killdeer were calling. I noticed the Red-winged Blackbirds are also back. I heard geese honking but didn’t pay much attention to it since they are so common in this area. When I did look up there was a large flock of them flying in a big V formation. Since they were quite high in the air and heading north I assume they were migrating.

During March when waterfowl migrate through this area to their nesting grounds up north, the Killbuck Wildlife Refuge near Shreve and Funk Bottoms are excellent areas to visit for birders to see how many different kinds they can find.

Let’s rejoice, Spring is coming!

Farmers are busy hauling manure and hoping the grounds will soon thaw and dry up enough so they can start plowing.

This past week the Mid-Ohio horse sale was held at Mt Hope. A lot of people from out of state come for that event.

Last month I wrote about the neighbor men needing to dig a grave in the frozen ground. Someone told me the ground was frozen 14 inches deep and they used a cement saw to breakup the soil.

I brought two of my Amaryllis bulbs up from the basement and am looking forward to having beautiful flowers indoors in a few weeks.

Here is a little poem on kindness I saw on a wall motto:

Kindness

A kindly word so often helps

A sad heard on it’s way,

Although we cannont always see

The good it does that day.

God is good

– Sovilla

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