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March 22, 2015

the Coop Girls enjoying the first days of Spring!

Lori checking if her egg is in the basket

Jack LOVES dog cookies.....and so do the dogs!

Jack was cookie-jacked

Happy Spring!  The Coop girls thoroughly enjoyed the first days, regardless of the chilly temps.  We were fortunate to not be among those of you who received snow for the first Spring day, just a few very light flurries.

As you can see from the above photos, although we can certainly see patches of {what will be} grass, we have plenty of snow that needs to melt before we'll see any official indication of Spring.  I find myself drooling when I think of the first asparagus and carrots.......Still a month and a half away {or so}.

The farmer's market is picking back up again although it will still be some time before the veggie vendors have more than root vegetables and greens.  We'll be moving to the outside venue in 1 month!  Seems hard to believe.  As long as it's not too muddy, we plan on bringing Oliver and Emerson with us {in their doggie pen} until the temp's get too warm.  This way, I can take them walking while J mans the booth, then they can greet the customers.  This is, of course, assuming Mr. Oliver can keep his good-boy pants on in place of his often worn naughty pants.

This particular market has been a wonderful experience.  We've met so many new friends - both fellow vendors and customers.  So excited we'll be staying with them this Summer too.

It's time to finish up our taxes this week.  {sigh.....} always a depressing time.  Because of the business plus working we always always always {did I say always?} owe.  We hope we got a little bit closer to owing just a small amount this year.  We shall see.  I find it very odd that the last time we received a federal return {pre-business} it took about 4 months to receive it.  No interest added, no apology, nothing.  But if we owe, well, the check had better be in the mail yesterday!  Government.

The Coop Girls are in bed, Cait is in her "princess bed", I have two very tired boys on my lap tonight and Jack is laying next to J.  Apparently, the animals work hard on Sundays too.  The coconut cake I made last night is calling my name.  It's moist and delicious!

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend.

On the menu this week:  Pot Roast in the electric skillet with Potatoes and Carrots; Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu with Rice and Broccoli; Country Pork Ribs with Creamy Orzo and Squash; Fish Tacos with Cilantro Cream, Rice and Cole Slaw; Inside Out Burgers with Homemade Sweet Potato Fries {baked} and Cole Slaw.

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