Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gettin' Tired of This.......


Just when the ground even starts to think about drying up a little, more rain falls. Not just normal rains either. Usually three to four inches at a time. I've taken to wearing my 'high water pants', especially when slopping out to the barn in the middle of the night to check on those two ewes who are still holding out.


Not Gettin' Tired of This........

Redbud's burst out overnight

Lovely Lemon Balm in the planters by the steps. Weeding them is a pleasure when your hands come away lemon scented!

Evening Primrose & Spearmint vie for growing room by the steps.


A sight to warm a Shepherd's heart. New growth on the lower pasture.

Spring is upon us at last. Twelve or more inches of rain over the last several weeks has filled ponds and wells, and given the grass more water than it needs to produce this kind of lushness. Now for a few warm sunny days, and there will be no more need for hay.

5 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh my, that really is sloppy mud and a lot of rain! Not fun to deal with, but I hope it means plentiful, inexpensive hay for you this year. If we could only hope for the same.... So who are your two hold-outs?

Tammy said...

It's been alot of rain, another 3 inches last night. There is so much flooding in lower areas, I really feel for people. I hope it brings hay prices down to, but from what I've heard, with gas being so high, prices won't come down much, if any. BUT there will hopefully at least be some hay out there, as the last few years have been difficult. Luna (Musket flecket) and Duckie (Black) are the two holdouts. Luna is due the 12th and Duckie has looked 'due' for two weeks now. I don't have a confirmed date on her. They will be Griffin lambs. It's been a really spread out lambing season!

Jennifer said...

Nice blog, sorry about all the mud and rain you are dealing with though.

Tammy said...

Thanks for stopping by Jennifer. I went over to look at your blog, and you have a good start going. Your website and goats and lovely!
Tammy

Jennifer said...

Thank you Tammy!