Friday, March 06, 2009

FROM A REEDSBURG NEWSPAPER

You know you are in Wisconsin when the temperature says 20 below and the old timers say, "we've seen it worse," when you hear a crunch with every step you take, when a blast of fine snow, like ice, hits you in the face, when the old dog doesn't want to go outdoors, when the birds clean out the feeders in a few short minutes, when you dig out those heavy clothes that you hid in the back of the closet, when you come indoors and you are met with the warmth of the house, and when you are greeted by folks with warm hearts that warms you inside also.

That is all true and I am so happy spring isn't far away any more. I do not like winter but I have to admit it is a beautiful time of the year in Wisconsin. Not the most beautiful, but it is really something to see when it snows here.
We are in March and it should be warming up, but we have been promised 4 to 6 inches of snow Sunday. Maybe God sees it as necessary for farming, I have to leave that up to Him. He knows what He is doing.

Reedsburg also has this, the Old Timer sez, "the best time to shovel the walk is right after your wife tells you to."
"No matter how much a fellow may fear the future, he hopes to see a lot of it."
"One of the best things you can have up your sleeve is a funny bone."

The article concludes with this truth, "Tis the season when you look out the window at the snow and ice and know it won't be long before you see the lilacs blooming."

And I can hardly wait to see our one, little lone lilac bush in bloom ! It will be more than a month though before that happens !

Betty G