It's not just the clocks that jump ahead in spring. The To-Do List takes a giant leap forward, too, and weeding and watering are at the top. After idling away most of the day, my conscience became an itch that had to be scratched so Bess and the cats and I went out and finished weeding the last half of the herb garden in the afternoon. Unless I'm on the tractor ("Run away!"), any work outside is a community affair. We all go out to the garden, where the peas, cilantro, and eggplant have now popped up. We all go feed the chickens. We all troop down to the goat pen in the evening. We might be a rag-tag bunch, but I love my little furry family.