The puppy is learning to swim. The cows have begun to calf. While Winnie still has not, her udder gets bigger by the day and my excitement for fresh milkyogurtcheesebutter is overpowering. The chickens need their water filled twice a day. Or maybe they just need two waterers. The sheep are on "pasture" cleaning up the periphery of fields overcome by weeds. And the garlic is looking fantastic despite my watering negligence.
It felt like no transition at all. We went in just a few days from the winter of minimal chores and twiddling our thumbs to summer wake ups at 5:30am and going to til dark. There is never much balance, only extremes.