Can't you feel it? Everything is growing so quickly, even the air smells green and everyday a new living thing seems to burst out of hibernation. This week brought the first Hackberry and Sweet Gum leaves, last night the frogs and crickets were in full force, and birds of all kinds criss-cross the sky at all times. Of course, some of the birds are predatory and the rain comes with uncompromising wind and hail, but that's half the thrill of Spring! Its a rollercoaster cart hurtling in wild loops towards the long, languid stretches of summer. We throw ourselves into it, holding on to the high points and letting the lows zip into the past. So far we've seen a few Spring lows- a young sow and litter lost in birthing complications, piglets and possibly a calf lost to (predatory) Black Headed vultures. But already a thousand seedling trees of our forage forest are rooting in and sprouting leaves, the spring chickens are growing almost as fast as the grass that fattens the cattle, and 3 more litters of piglets are around the corner!