Saturday, March 5, 2011


I woke up early this morning to check my does. All was well, but it is pouring out there.It was 49 degrees at 3:30am.  I waited till day was beginning to break to do chores so I could be careful not fall or get stuck in the mud. All this mud is now fun. I just love it when my boot gets stuck in the mud and as I pull the boot comes off and I step in the mud and other stuff!The only other thing that drives me crazy about the mud is thinking of my animals walking in it. Don't get me wrong everybody has a stall and everybody has a way to stay dry. But the horse still needs to go get water. Trust my goats [especially the does] do not go anywhere in mud. They are very picky about their feet getting wet.

Still no real sign of labor in any of my does. I hope to see some soon. Waiting is never a fun thing. I am trying to remain patient. But it is getting harder. I just know they are all gonna wit till next weekend, which you all know is the big move. I can just see it now, everybody else moving my parents, and me in the barn with the goats. What a great excuse not to lift furniture!

I love hearing all the birds again. It is a nice noise and reminds me that spring is really on its way. I can't wait to get all the fences mended, new fences up and start on some garden work. I plan on another good size garden. I will start out with planting peas,cabbage,broccoli,some lettuces and some seeding of herbs. Then in late April early May I will really get going. I plant somewhat earlier then others. I use covers and jugs to protect the precious plants. I like to get as early of a start as possible. The reasons are selfish. I am ready for the dirty work and cant wait to touch my hands to the dirt. But the other reason is I am sick of bagged lettuce and hot house tomatoes. So the earlier I get out there the earlier I can have some food!

I want to take a minute to thank all of you for following me. I love this blog and I hope you all find it informative and fun.

God Bless you all and enjoy your day.

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