Like most places in the country, we have had a pretty mild winter and spring has arrived earlier than usual, or so it seems. The dogwoods are in full bloom, the garden is awaiting to be planted with early vegetables and the cottage is ready for your visit. This is a favorite time of the year when the outdoors wakes up with the sounds of tree frogs, assorted song birds, and of course, the donkeys. We are in the midst of lambing season, so we now have about 10 tiny baby lambs in the barn with their mothers, waiting to go out in the sunny pastures. Spring is a wonderful time to visit Virginia and spend some restful and peaceful time on the farm.