Walking out past the corrals this morning, I instantly felt the dread coming on as I looked over the long neglected grounds. So many weeds in such a short time! Some of these weeds are as thick as small trees and almost over my head in ground that seems as hard as cement if it has not been worked with. However, I can picture it as a rich, fertile garden, where I will soon plant my pumpkins this spring. I can also picture the work I have to do today to get this idea going. We got a good steady rain yesterday and the ground is soft and workable. I need to take advantage of this today to pull these weeds out before they get cemented back in a few days. The weather today is damp and freezing. I would much rather be by the fire, stitching my latest project instead of out in the mud playing tug of war with weeds. However, my dog, Sophie is looking at me, wagging her tail and ready to go keep me company. How she can spend the whole day jumping and rolling out in the wet muck still amazes me. I always feel good to get this kind of work behind me, knowing my thimble and needle are waiting for my return. I have found so many wonderful links to so many creative people. I will work at getting these added on another day, for now, I need to get to work.