We've had a week with much needed rainfall.
So much, in fact, that our grass seed has taken hold, sprouted and looks like a lush green carpet
is right around the corner!
Yesterday's continuous rain made it the perfect day for a trip to the local Amish greenhouse.
I am like a junkie when it comes to greenhouses...
I can't wait for my next fix.
It's so bad that the local greenhouses know me and often greet me with "Back again?"
It amazes me when I find a new flower that I have never seen before.
Like "Joey"....the pink feathery flower
Maple flower....in orange with variegated leaves.
Despite the rain, I potted all of these flowers in containers around the barn.
The right attire makes any job possible...
A waterproof rainsuit is an essential for farm work.
Camouflage muck shoes.... optional!
Thanks to the generous rainfalls, the new "pigpen" will soon be inhabitable.
We had a 10,000 square foot area fenced in for Ginger and MaryAnn's new summer home.
The "run-in" shed in the upper right corner has a room built into it
that the pigs will use as a summer stall.
I cut a small door into the bottom left corner and built a non-skid ramp for easy access.
This new enclosure comes complete with a mud hole
and lots of shade....
which will make for two very happy pigs during the hot summer.
To keep you updated on Edith, our broody turkey...
she remains safely sitting on her nest at the edge of the woods.
As for our guinea keets and chicklets...
they are getting bigger by the day.
Their feathers are starting to grow.
It's hard to imagine that in a few short months
they will end up looking like this....
And speaking of growing up...
our "kids" will soon be leaving for their new homes...
their toddler time with us will soon come to a close.
They are all getting so big now,
Their little horns are 1 to 2 inches long,
and they are eating "big goat" food.
Sadly, they do grow up.
But next year will bring another group of babies.
We are lucky to have then while they are tiny... the best time!