On Sunday, Apr. 4th we were both up by 7:30. I’d been awake for an hour but Bill was sleeping pretty soundly so I didn’t get up until he woke up. He’d already been downstairs and turned the heaters up. We were looking forward to a lovely Easter Sunday and the weather was going to be on our side. The sky was clear and the sun was already up in the eastern sky so we were off to a good start.
I debated walking but thought I’d wait until it warmed up a bit more. It was -2C/28F. Well, the walk never did happen, at least not off the property. I managed to get my exercise in other ways. Well, what do you know?
|My bunny will last for a long time and so will the |
We were still eating our Christmas eggs in March.
Peter Cottontail found us up here! A chocolate bunny was waiting for us when we sat down at the table. 🐇 I had my tea and read blogs while Bill went to Durham to get water from Rob and Pat’s. When he returned, we both went outside. It was 9:30 and we didn’t come back indoors until…….um, supper time.
We uncovered our King chairs and discovered thick ice
had formed in a pocket on top over the winter
We spread the cover out to dry
I raked and cleaned up a few of the gardens
don't tell me it's too soon, now is the best time for me
Bill wanted to get started at putting our new shelter up since the winds were minimal and I went out to my own chore. I raked the grass and cleaned up the small flower gardens in our seating area aka front lawn. I asked Bill to let me know when he was ready for my help, in the meantime I stayed out of his way. 😊
I don't think I've ever seen a rabbit up here on the Ridge but I found droppings in a number of places while I raked. Hmmm. I cleaned up the piles of leaves and dead grass and started a fire in our pit to clean up some bark and sticks. That turned into an all day fire and I enjoyed keeping it burning.
Between the two of us, we mastered the shelter but that is a story for Bill to tell. He did all the hard stuff, including reading the ‘destructions’, er instructions, I mean. You know, when in doubt, read the instructions. Lordy oh Lordy, he's good at figuring all this stuff out and quite patient with the whole installation. It looks great and soon we can start moving things around as I mentioned in an earlier post. I didn’t overdo it with the raking, I know the fallout on the following day, and I know there will be many days ahead to finish the other gardens.
Donna and Gerry popped over around 3 since they were at the Acreage and we had an Easter drink together. I showed Donna some of the things I picked up at the auctions and now she has the bug. 😊 I later sent the link to her. After they left, I put our 3 lb. pre-cooked ham in Madame IP with a couple of potatoes for supper. With broccoli, corn and Pillsbury buns, it will be a great meal together. Since we can’t be with family, we make the best of the day with a quiet celebration.
While the ham was heating, Jamie arrived with his daughter, Emma and son, Aaron to pay me for March. They stayed for about 30 minutes, catching up and when they left, our supper was soon ready. For dessert, we tried a very rich treat that we’d seen on a commercial for Bailey’s. It was too much richness for me to finish mine, but it tasted quite good and Bill enjoyed it. Bailey’s blended with vanilla ice cream and whipping cream poured into a hollow chocolate egg. Woowhee! I'll nibble on mine through the coming days.
|Bill took care of the cardboard box while we waited for Jamie|
The sun catches the tops of our small cherry trees
Jamie pulling out of the lane, well, Emma was driving 👋
After dishes, Bill had his shower and we sat together watching a Hallmark movie. What’s happening to me? Ha ha. Well, I’m not turning into someone who ‘has’ to see them but if it means spending time with my sweetie a bit longer in the evening, I’ll watch one or two once in a while. 💕 We got too busy and never did make the phone calls I'd planed to make to our children. Spending the day outside was wonderful, the birds were entertaining and yes, even Chippy came to visit the bird feeder. 🐹
|It was a great dinner|
This was a wonderful Easter Sunday and the weather was absolutely gorgeous!! It got to a high temperature of 15C/60F and that sun felt so good on my face and body. No better Vitamin D to be had!
Thank you for stopping around.