It didn't seem like winter was that bad, until we got to March! Snow snow snow...and while snowfall late in the season gets melted pretty quickly by the longer sunny days, that just means more MUD during mud season! The horses are dodging the worst puddles as I try to throw the (hopefully final load of) hay toward drier spots in the pastures, but it's a challenge.
Fortunately, with lots of houseguests, most of March went by in a blur! EKF hosted a 6 year old's birthday party, for which the weather briefly, but successfully, cooperated -- and took riders out to follow hounds with author and MFH Rita Mae Brown's pack in Nelson County -- and at a slightly slower pace, for a spin around the trails at Lake Anna State Park. This month also saw riders with at least a sixty-year span between their ages enjoying the farm = that is awesome. Thank you to all the wonderful horses.
Now I'm looking ahead to a busy couple days of lessons, and then planning April vacation week camp ideas. Spring is such a great time for camp! We'll check out the eggs in the vernal pool, identify different plants that are about to flower, and spy on the birds to see where they're working on their nests.
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