I was coming home with lunch today and saw a herd of cows right behind our house. We back up against a ranch and saw some critters when we first moved in but none since then (though we hear an angry donkey from time to time). Here were the lunch guests, good thing I got sushi and not a hamburger.
While traipsing in the empty field, I also saw the first wild flowers poking through the dead, brown undergrowth. Signs of spring!