To borrow some lyrics from John Denver, some days are diamonds and some days are stones. Let’s face it, most days the mailman brings you bills and junk mail instead of that one anticipated letter.
Around here we try to view our challenges as lemons and choose to make lemonade whenever possible. A couple of years ago, my daughter even knitted me some lemons to thank me for not missing my shift at our family lemonade stand.
I keep those lemons on a shelf where I see them every day – good reminder to think positive.
The state of New Hampshire is known for its many winter activities – down-hill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, sledding, snowmobiling, skating, and ice fishing to name a few. It’s part of our tourism industry, and people flock here to enjoy the many winter venues.
Although we love living at 1840 Farm, we don’t have a natural hill where the grandkids can sled. The best we have is a very small incline off the front drive. Being a family that doesn’t give up when faced with a challenge, we decided to try pointing the John Deer snow blower in that direction to see if we build something big enough to sled on.
Some years it takes the entire snow season to get a hill they can use and other years it gets going pretty quickly.
This year we’ve got ourselves a good hill already, and the kids are having a blast. Banner year for sledding. And, we have more snow coming this weekend.
Remember, when life gives you lemons choose to make lemonade, or in this case a sledding hill for the grandkids. Happy sledding everyone.
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