Spring Fever

The snow, ice, and cold are getting to me us. And sitting in Arizona with bright sunshine and green grass popping up in the ditches isn’t helping any! I keep sitting here thinking that when I get home I’m going to go out and start digging and planting!

And then I slowly come back to reality, the reality that there is 3 feet of snow coving my gardens right now… ugh!

And I’m betting with this last storm that has rocked the nation, a good share of you feel the same way!

We’ve all been stuck inside for way too long this winter, so last week while I was home, we had to go outside. Never mind that it was only +12 degrees above zero and bone chilling damp out– it still felt good!

The girls and boy followed me everywhere I went; up to the house, over to the truck shed, and I really think they enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed theirs!

The girls picked on any available brown, dried out grass they could find like they had just won the lottery and we all enjoyed the outdoors. Are you ready for spring?

“It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!” ~Mark Twain



Bethany About Bethany

I am a prisoner of the highway, farmer and lover of Mother Nature, the moon and stars, my long and low, flat-top Peterbilt, chickens, cats, dogs, horses, cooking, photography, tattoos, tea pots and vintage barnifacts…among other things. I’m also a very, happily married, third-generation truck driver. My career choice is both demanding and rewarding, just like most things in life that are truly good.


  1. Thanks for sharing the photos, Bethany. Looks like everyone enjoyed the outing regardless of the snow an cold. Oh, an you’ll be happy to hear that Spring is coming, we’re suppose to get up to the Mid 60’s tomorrow (March 1st)!!

  2. Wondering if I could keep the cats out of a windowsill garden, start the sunflowers and tomatoes indoors while I drool and dream over greenhouse pictures on the Interwebs…Yeah. Sun Belt trips only serve to point out that YOU aren’t in Spring yet. But like any working vacation, they’re as close as you’ll get while earning a living. Without those Southern Sun Breaks, one must hold their breath for the long winter months.

    Dolly sure steals the show, doesn’t she?

    What did that darned Pennsylvania groundhog say again?

  3. You are so lucky with all the snow. We get nothing but wet rain and grey skies. And to picture the little animals following you everywhere is stinkin’ cute. This city girl loves to read about the farm happenings. Keep it coming.

  4. just stumbled on your blog, and love your about me page. trucking is a beautiful profession, we get to see parts of this country that not many people know about, and we’re probably the best drivers on the road. looking forward to reading the rest :)

  5. I think you have the most beautiful chickens I have ever seen! I never really liked chickens but I want yours, they are just gorgeous and seem to have such great personalities.

    • Hi Holly- thank you! I think most chickens get a bad rap because people don’t know much about them, and a good share of chickens are just like dogs or cats who have never been socialized. Although we don’t really raise ours to be held and loved up a lot, we are always around them, talking to them and we just end up being close this way. Chickens are very smart (I’ve never had a dumb one) and are very interested in everything around them. In all honesty both Hubs and I think chickens are better than dogs!

  6. First off I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints? Cheers!

  7. Danny Hahn says:

    Thanks for bringing everything we need via truck. I really enjoy your videos. My favorites are the ones of your animals. the No.1 in my mind is the video of the ducks nibbling your truck’s wheel and nut covers. I hope you continue both trucking and farm family videos. Stay safe and healthy out there, on the road.

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