This month has flown by. I guess I've been preoccupied with learning the ropes in my new job, but holy smoke I don't know where the time has gone.
The leaves are out on the aspens in Williams Lake, so it won't be long now till our world turns green too. Last year the aspen leaves opened May 6; I wonder if global warming will speed things up this year by a day or two? All my bulbs are poking up now, and will flower in due course.
We've finished clearing the bulk of the dead pines...there are numerous huge burn piles to light up when the weather turns wet, or when the snow comes. I foolishly lit one the other day, and immediately strong winds arrived, and I spent the next five or six hours putting out spot fires. I even managed to burn a bale of hay a hundred yards or more away. No more big fires just yet. I have humbly learned my lesson.