Monday, March 19, 2012

Life is Good!

I hope that wherever you are you had a beautiful weekend.
Although I had heard on the news that 10 states were getting winter storms.

Here in Pennsylvania it could not have been any lovelier!
It was sunny, warm and breezy.

And by the end of Sunday, Spring showed herself in all her glory.

We spent the weekend out of doors...
planting, fertilizing, painting, spreading manure...
doing just about anything we could find to do to keep us outside.

And when we weren't working we were snuggling with the critters.
Yesterday afternoon I happened to catch the long-eared girls napping.

It was too peaceful a scene to pass up!

Daphne (lying down) is a cuddle bug.

Chloe wanted a little face time....

Of course Sammy had to join in....

So much sweetness.
If only everyone could spend a little time each day like this...
there would be a whole lot less stress in this world!
Life is good!

I am happy to say that Pete is doing great!
His "manhood" injury is getting better...
the swelling is down considerably.

He has made friends with Becky's oldest horse, Duffy,
so he has company with which to graze.

Thanks to Becky's tender loving care this poor horse even has a little bounce to his step!

I wanted to show you the yarn that was spun from our fainting goat's angora wool.
Each spring they shed the soft angora portion of their winter coat.
Isn't it lovely?

Unfortunately, this is several years worth of fiber....
I don't think there will be any sweaters knit in the immediate future...
maybe just a hat!

This week our greenhouse is being re-built.
By the end of the week I should be knee deep in potting soil and seeds!


Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

What a wonderful life and you take the time to cherish it. My animals, my garden, and the view of the lake are my stress busters. Have a beautiful week!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh yes... whether it be a half acre or 40 acres, life is just less stressful in the country, and animals have great calming and healing qualities about them. Your new girls are so wonderful!!

Clint Baker said...

Looks like some of them got jealous of all the lovin going on!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I haven't been able to get poor Pete out of my mind. It's great to hear he is coming along nicely. We had a wonderful weekend as well. The weather was perfect.

andy said...

What gorgous animals! !! Look like you had a great weekend!!!!

tami said...

Pete looks better already!

I had to smile with the pics of you sitting there with the donks and Sammy. Same thing here, sit down and it's a love-fest.

Anonymous said...

Peter already looks so much better! Thank you!!! Terri

Cindy said...

So glad that Pete is doing better. He should thrive on your farm.
We spent the weekend outside also, putting in a new flower bed and just soaking up the beautiful weather. Have a great week!

Junebug said...

What beautiful weather you have and so glad you were able to get out and enjoy. How relaxing to sit and snuggle and soak up love and sun. Hopefully the weather continues and your week.

Gone Country said...

Loved the snuggle time photos... how fun!

I'm so glad Pete is doing better. I can see a difference in his eyes. He's so happy!

I've been staying outdoors a lot too. The weather has been lovely so I want to take full advantage of it. Which also means LOTS of Spring projects are getting done, woohoo!

missy max said...

It's so nice that you find the time to give everybody a little TLC...Looks like Sammy was a little jealous..Good news about Pete..I'm sure he's happier..Never a dull moment at the farm..Always something going on...Happy times...

Karen Bates said...

Those pictures of you with the girls are just wonderful...those need to get framed!I love that Sam wanted to share the love!

Pete looks much more fit...glad he is eating well. He will be running around in no time!

Love your weather, just maybe we will receive some here.

Kris said...

Lovely photos! Yea for Pete! And no wonder Angora is so expensive!!!
XO Kris

kare said...

Peters Irish eyes are Smilin' ..
oh so sweet, what a happy boy!
Happy Spring!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good day Beverly,
What a beautiful sight... I just love to view all your beautiful animals... I am so happy to hear Pete is doing so well.. He looks a little better, don't you think?
The photo of you Daphne, Chloe and sammy is priceless.
The weather should be nice today.. Rain and gloom all weekend.
Come meet Duffy when you have a moment... He is my first Llama..

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! Nice to see and hear Pete is doing well ! The weather here as been beautiful as well more summer like then spring ! Have a good day !

LovePetunia said...

Wow, Pete really is looking a lot better! Glad that his owie is healing and that he made a friend. I would just love to nuzzle the necks of your little babies-and Sam too! We dont want him left out! A great life to live!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for coming over to meet Duffy.. So happy you enjoyed viewing him.
Have a wonderful day!

South Valley Girl said...

I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog, and particularly the fact that you don't post on the weekends. On some other blogs I follow (here at work - ssssh, don't tell anyone) I have to catch up on Mondays and sometimes miss great stuff, but with yours I know that I can surf in on Mondays and find you and your wonderful "people" fresh and new.

And thanks for your wonderful posts - I'm with you, when you're deeply connected with the Earth and all her children, life is good!

Christina / SVG

Katmom said...

I can think of nothing more warming of the heart then to receive total love and acceptence from our 4-legged (& 2 legged) 'family members'...
and I am so delighted to see pictures of Pete... he looks so much better in just this short amount of time.
Hugz to you all.


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