It's already Thursday, the deadline for me to get this column out in the mail. This week our five children are home on spring break. The boys have been cleaning out the barn and hauling manure. The girls have been helping with the spring cleaning and also cleaning up the yard.
We've had a few nice days this week now. It makes you want to plant the garden. Our garden hasn't dried up enough yet, but with these nice sunny days, maybe it will soon. I am also hoping to see the dandelion greens pop up. I always look forward to those fixed into a salad with diced hard boiled eggs and a homemade sour cream dressing. We like the dandelion greens over steamed potatoes. I haven't been out to check if any rhubarb is peeping through yet.
A friend of daughter Verena is here today. She came last night and stayed the night . She used to be in the same school and grade as Verena, but they moved to another school district. They still keep in contact, and she has come to visit before. They always enjoy each other's company.
My husband Joe grilled chicken last night for supper and along with that, we had spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, jello cake and angel food cake. It was a nice evening to grill.
The children are taking the ponies to exercise now that it is warmer. Lovina and Kevin like to drive Minnie the miniature pony. They can put her harness on and hitch her to the pony wagon. It's nice that they learn with a smaller pony and get used to it.
Daughter Elizabeth went to her friend Timothy's house for supper last night. His parents, his brother and wife and his sister and family took supper in for Timothy. One of Timothy's horses kicked back at one of his 7-month-old foals last Saturday. It was hit in the head and died almost instantly. The mare that kicked is due to have a foal soon. It happened so fast and she must've hit just in the wrong place. It was disappointing to Timothy as at 7 months old old it was a nice size already.