He Lives

On this sacred day, a message —

I add my testimony to all that have been given throughout the ages.  I know that Jesus Christ is indeed the Son of God, the Savior of the world.  He lives and loves us, and He will come again.

 

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down on the farm — 14 april 2014

Wow, I knew it had been a while since I posted, but I seriously had no idea it had been that long.  We’ve had a bunch of things going on — none of them super huge, but all combined, it’s made for a rather busy spring. 

I’ll try and get you up to speed as to what has been going on on the homestead front today and then go from there.

The baby goats are so BIG and so CUTE.  Here they are eating scratch with the chickens. 

ImageThey’re only going to be with us for a few more weeks.  A very nice family bought Isabella and Ferdinand as well as put a hold on Mansa Musa.  We’re going to miss them something fierce.  They love to run and play and chew.  I thought puppies were bad. 

Speaking of goats, we added a MiniToggenberg to our herd — Marigold.

ImageThey jury is still out on her.  She is definitely an in-charge kind of girl.  She took over as soon as we introduced her.  After the first couple of days, things finally started to settle down.  Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago, she started to get a bit aggressive again.  This time — with us.  Not so good.  Maybe she was just hormonal.  She’s due to kid in about six weeks. 

The rabbits and chickens are doing great — not much else to say — they make eggs and babies.  Lots of both.

The garden is growing like crazy.  Our second round of cool weather crops was a complete bust.  It just got too warm too fast here.  I know it’s not totally accurate, but last week, the outside temp reading in our car was 100 degrees, yup, summer is almost here.  You know it’s on its way when you think that being in the high 80s represents a cool front.

ImageImageHere’s an up close of the sunflowers.  Are they amazing or what? 

ImageI think we got them in early enough that we’ll be able to do a second round.  Let me tell you, goats LOVE sunflowers — the seeds, the stocks, the heads — nothing goes to waste. 

Our poor little citrus trees look pathetic, but we have a ton of little clementines appearing so I’m holding on to my hope of a garden miracle.

ImageNice bird poop — I just noticed that, sorry.

Last but not least, I have to make note of our alfalfa.  A project that totally worked.  I love it as do the animals.  It’s a win-win.

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How many people do you know that live in the big city and can walk out their front door and see this every morning.  I highly recommend it.