A new day begins… filled with opportunity.
This is the view of my backyard from ‘upstairs’.
Anticipation is mounting. I’m anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring, and then again…enjoying the remaining days of winter. Very much the calm before the storm. It won’t be long before I’m back in the gardens performing all the necessary tasks to ensure a productive growing season.
Spring also brings along lots of activity in the barn…new goat kids are due to arrive in April with lambs following in May and early June. This weekend we trimmed little sheep and goat hooves…a necessary task, even thru the winter months. The melting snow has ‘softened’ the hooves a bit and makes trimming easier. I’m beginning to see a wee bit of udder take shape too, particularly on my first fresheners, Sweet Annie and Coriander. I’ll check my kidding ‘supplies’ as I begin to prepare for the blessed event. Stalls will get readied too.
This is the view from my bedroom window. We wanted to be facing the barnyard so we could ‘see’ the animals!?? It seems the Colorado Blue Spruce we planted over twenty years ago have grown. I can’t see a thing!
My ‘front’ yard. It’s where my daughter’s horse resides. During the evening, my sheep (rams) are allowed to roam here, but must return to their sideyard by morning. I recall when we purchased the property all the wonderful native wildflowers growing in the hay fields.
I cut pussy willows yesterday, a harbinger of Spring! New life and hope for a better tomorrow. Enjoy your day!
Jenny, how funny! That is my favorite thing from the Henry Ford/Greenfield Village museum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would love to link it to my site…just might. Yes, spring anticipation. I am in the same boat as you…half of me wants the slow afternoons of winter to stay a while more, and the other half is raring to go at seeds and baby animals! Any second now we’ll have some baby goats! And, chicks are coming on Monday, 115! (: ~Amy
Oh Amy! How exciting…I can’t wait to see the new kids, lambs, chicks… and hear all about your new family adventures. 😉 Jenny