The snow is almost gone...and in its place mud...lots and lots of mud.
A little (or even a lot) of mud doesn't keep us from digging in to farm chores.
Yesterday we had winter clean-up in the goat pen.
What is usually a big (dirty) job was made easier by the fact that we had
a large group of helpers (of all ages).
We scraped and shoveled and brushed and raked...
emptying each goat house and refilling it with fresh clean bedding.
A long cold winter made this task almost impossible until now.
Our neighbors (who often help us out on the farm) brought their 18 month old, Becca along to help.
Becca is the most pleasant, easy-going little girl that I have ever known.
She is a true farm girl in the making!
It wasn't long until that sippy cup was in the mud!
"Oh, you mean this mud?"
There were shrieks of delight as she followed Fred around the goat pen.
This little one is afraid of nothing!
And a little mud is not about to slow her down!
Even when she lands in it face-first!
There's nothing better than kids who aren't afraid of a little mud.
By the end of the morning, all of the kid-helpers were ready for the showers!
After we were all cleaned up, we spent the rest of the afternoon with Tyler and his Mommy and Daddy.
Sadly, Tyler arrived too late for the mud-fest!