What a wonderful work day we had yesterday. Despite the snow cover and the mud, we were able to get so much accomplished. I am so thankful for our health and the ability to use our bodies to work.
*The goat stalls cleaned out
*More sap collected and over 20 gallons boiled down. We made about 1/2 gallon of syrup yesterday.
*Some window trim replaced and some painted (that was directly in the sun.)
*Hay picked up from a nearby barn where Mike and Isaac had to use a sled to bring the bales from the barn to the car but we are thankful for a nearby source of hay
*Because of all of the snow I am not sure when I will get the lettuce seedlings starts planted so I separated some to see if that will help them to continue to grow while inside
*Oh, and I spotted a little woolly caterpillar - spring must be coming soon.
On another note, I haven't been going on twitter or facebook lately so I wasn't aware of the scope of the March for Our Lives. At lunch as Mike and I were checking on things online, we noticed that there was live coverage of the DC march and we watched some of the young people speak as we ate. Later that evening, we watched a few more.
So many sad stories - so much needless violence and death. What I found so encouraging and hopeful was how the men in the video I link to below, were sent to Parkland shortly after the shooting to help them cope with the aftermath of gun violence - it opened the Parkland students' eyes to the fact that so many young people in the cities of our country, are living with this same trauma every day of their lives. And the Parkland students realized their privilege of being heard and being able to utilize financial resources to make themselves heard, and they realized that so many others do not have this privilege. Together, young people from all walks of life, from all different backgrounds, are coming together. Such brave and heroic people with the bottom line being that we do have the power to make change. It is called voting and being in contact with your elected officials. It is called standing together such as so many did yesterday. Our country has an amazing foundation - the constitution - which makes change possible. I want to share the video of two young men that we found particularly moving - especially the second speaker in this video.