Sunrise on Hill


Sunrise through Trees

I caught the sun just as it cleared the actual rock of the mountain but before it was above the trees. This view is looking east towards New Hampshire across our south field as I was checking litters in the early morning. It has been very warm and sunny the past week. We now have large patches of open ground in the fields. This is very early for us and it is without me even ashing the fields. Without the ash the snow melts to a large degree up from the bottom as we have little in the way of frost in our soil and the bright white reflects the heat.

The butcher shop slab is still covered in snow which is a demonstration of the insulating and thermal mass properties of our super insulated high mass foundation. This will serve us well in the future by conserving energy and keeping our electric bills low. Soon we will be unlocked from the deep freeze and begin construction again. In the mean time we’re working to get spring farm projects out of the way so we can focus when the weather and funds permit.

Outdoors: 63째F/29째F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 65째F/61째F

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5 Responses to Sunrise on Hill

  1. Gail in Montana says:

    Beautiful photo, Walter. The best thing about farm life is you are out there at the crack of dawn and get to see the beautiful sunrises. Hope your weather warms up quickly so you can get back at your project. Our tulips are about 5-6" high already here!! No snow on our ground, just ugly brown, which gets tiring after a while, except when we have hoarfrost, then it's beautiful. Don't you love God's handywork!!!!

  2. tree ocean says:

    Beautiful pic! We had a beautiful equinox sunrise here in Maine and I snagged a couple pics, too.

    We have just the remnants of a snowbank on the lawn and the garden beds are thawed! I could plant peas-a month ahead from normal…

  3. Mary Ricksen says:

    I wish you the best of weather before the April rains.

    I'm not sure which I like better, sunrise or sunset. They both are beautiful. Have you seen the Northern Lights often?

    Great shot Walter.

  4. We've seen the Northern Lights many times here, although interestingly not in the last couple of years. I have read the sun spots are in a lull and that is likely the reason.

    Today we went down the mountain to the general store and I was amazed at how spring like it was just 600' lower in altitude. Spring is officially, and really, here!

  5. Teresa says:

    Beautiful sunrise. I know how hard it is to wait on those construction projects. Hopefully, the weather cooperates and we don't get more snow cover.

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