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.
They’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.
They 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.
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.
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.
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.