Blessings! Slowly spring is making it's way here. The trees are budding, though not blooming, yet. Dandelions are starting to stick their blossoms up out of the brown and green that should be our lawn. I watched as Mom and Dad Timberjay taught their young ones how to eat for themselves this morning. Other signs of spring? The goats keep finding new and improved ways to get out of the barn. Our bantees hatched out a couple of batches of chicks. Unfortunately, only one now survives. Pastures are greening up and fencelines are in dire need of repair.- which is my assignment for today. Yard sale signs dot the highway on Fridays. We are in the process of trying to set one up ourselves. This requires more organizational skills than I posess. Hope my honey can make up for what I lack.
Garden-The garlic is growing so well that I may make it my main crop next year. I received 150 pounds of onion sets. This may be an overblessing if there is such a thing. My asparagus is up and should be picked in a day or two. I have been tilling and my husband has been pulling the digger through the garden. It'll be ready for planting soon, but I need a fence to keep out the chickens and the goats. I need a fence to put those goats in. Another project I should be working at today.
Homeschool-This has become more of an on again off agan thing. We do math and English everyday, but I remember how it was when I was going to school and the last couple of weeks we hardly got anything done. Too bad, I carried that mentality on in teaching my own children. We played "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" today. I guess that's learning.
Crafts-I've been spinning some fleece that I dyed yellow. I'm going to make a purse and then "full" (or felt) it. I'll post a pic if it turns out. If not, you'll never see it. I'm washing up the mohair that I sheared off of my goats. I have a dress to sew for dd3 and one to sew for ME! I bought a couple of wool sweaters at Goodwill and shrunk them down. They'll become mittens.
Farm-We still have fence to pull and new fence to put up. Need to finish the horse pasture and the goat pasture. They are getting closer, though. Also have to clean out the old milkhouse (full of stuff for that rummage sale) and put in pens for goats. Then there won't be any draft for them this winter. We have sheep to pick up in a month and a couple of steers to ship. I think Minnesota now requires all animals to be TB tested before shipping. There was a case or two northwest of here. We'd like to plant oats and alfalfa, but need to put some siding and shingles on the house. We are also required to get a new septic system in by October.
I know that this has been a long post and if you've made it this far-Good Job.
It's out to work on those fences I keep complaining about.