Thursday, March 26, 2009

This and that on the farm..............

It's been a busy week here.......many spring projects underway and some we've finished and crossed off the list. We've had temps in the 40's with a wind everyday. It still feels cold. Maybe 50 tomorrow :) The chickens have been scratching and moving the dead leaves around and have uncovered one of my bleeding hearts. I was very happy to see new growth - it's just peeking up through the dirt but I really could see it!

This is my flower garden I see from my kitchen window. I have slowly watched the snow melt away from the bird bath. It will still be awhile before I see any bulbs peeking their way up through, but it will melt away, eventually :)

Our little Diamond is still the only wee one on the farm so far. She doesn't mind! She gets all the attention and is thriving on it. She got her first taste of being outside today.
She is growing like a weed. Like a typical little one, she tasted everything she could get into her mouth. It didn't take her long to figure out that the goat yard was one big playpen for her :)

Moving at warp speed~

She sure enjoyed checking everything out - kept her Mama busy :)

One sure sign of spring, our ducks are laying again.......This is the first dozen. We are getting two per day so far. I believe we have 5 females and 5 males. Hopefully all the females will start laying. The duck eggs were a big seller at the Farmer's market.
Last but not least, I'll be away for a few days, leaving the rest of the family in charge. My delightful husband has been planning a weekend get-a-way for the two of us to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary for some time. I had absolutely no idea! My boys have been in on the planning and they are very proud of themselves for not spilling the beans (I'm proud of them too :) I have absolutely no idea where we are going - only I'm going with my husband and wherever we end up, it will be wonderful. I'll let you all know on the next blog post!

~Have a warm, sunny weekend ~


kristi said...

I love the tablerunner and egg basket! Perhaps you are going somewhere warmer? I can't believe you have snow still....I need to stop my complaining:) What is the protocal on horns vs. dehorning with pygoras? I have thought about getting an angora goat but always hesitated because of the horn. That little goat is so cute!!

Candy Duell said...

Your yard looks like my yard with all the snow. I also have been watching the snow melt away from the birdbath.

Have a great time on your weekend away. Both of you enjoy yourselfs!

Deb said...

I just love that chicken egg basket - it was a gift from my Mom :)
I hope it's warmer - I'm really sick of being cold!
I'm not sure if pygoras need to be dehorned in order to partcipate in a show or not. Some dehorn, others do not. I'm not a person to dehorn anything. I love them actually. My angora buck has gorgeous horns :) But.....I understand the concerns people have with horns. I don't run my sheep and goats together so I have no worries about injuries. The goats take care of themselves once their pecking order is established.
I've only been whacked in the leg once and unfortunately it was own fault :(

That's what we get for living in the NE!!
Thank you - you have a great weekend as well :)

Nancy K. said...

Congratulations on 18 years! May you have MANY more...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

ChristyACB said...

Congrats on #18...may you have 58 more!

Love the basket and runner. LOVE the runner.

As to duck eggs, I've only eaten them once but found they tasted strange. Do you eat them like regular eggs? Is the difference in flavor what makes them popular, as in being sought after? Are there any particular uses for duck eggs that are superior to chicken ones?

Jody Blue said...

Fresh real eggs. mmmmm

dayphoto said...

How VERY wonderful! What a neat thing to have happen! Yeah for you.


Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

Congratulations! That's so nice to have everyone secretly planning a get a way! sweet. Enjoy and have fun.

Your little one running was way too cute!

tipper said...

Neat peek into your farm! Hope you enjoy your getaway!

Gayle said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful time! Longing for Spring as well. I will be so happy to look out and see green instead of white. Diamond seems to be enjoying the great outdoors.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

Oh I just love little Diamond, I'd take her home in a second.

Honeymooning sounds great, can't wait to hear about it. Our 19th anniversary is 3/31.