Although the drive north takes only 3 days (at a leisurely pace), we gave ourselves four in case of bad weather. Day 1 saw clear sunny skies and a definite chill caught me off guard in northern Alabama. On day 2 we hit rain in Kentucky and Ohio. Day 3 in Michigan it snowed, and on day 4 on the 401 we persevered those typical cloudy gray days of a southwestern Ontario winter that I loath. And did I mention the temperature? It was and IS cold. Worse, I've had to trade in my sandals for shoes. Real shoes with laces and thick soles. Seriously, what's with that?!
Another surprise when we hit Toronto. Snowbanks. In abundance. And in March no less. What is this world coming to?
On a serious note, we've settled back into life in Canada and on the farm fairly quickly We're not sure if this is our ninth or tenth sojourn here as caretakers, but whatever the actual count we enjoy it so much we're seriously considering taking on other housesitting assignments both here and abroad. More about that later.
While John takes the dogs for a morning and afternoon walk through the fields of this 100 acre property, I prefer the side road. The hill in the distance is steeper than it looks, and once I reach the top I can literally see for miles. It makes the trek worthwhile!
I'll post more updates on farmsitting in the weeks to come, but right now I'll sign off and go hug the wood stove. Between now and then would you mind doing me a favor? Pray for a quick spring thaw. I'd love to be able to trade in my current Canadian footwear for my 'winter boots'.I miss 'em.
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