Friday, April 3, 2015

Why Am I Working While Everyone Else is Sleeping?

Finally,
after months and months of waiting...
Spring has arrived on the farm!

Yesterday reached 68 degrees.
I worked in the garden for 6 hours in a t-shirt.
Let me tell you...it was heaven.
The feel of sun on my skin...wind in my hair...heaven!

And while I worked...
cleaning up the asparagus patch...
clearing away all of last year's dead growth, weeding it, then mulching it,
planting onions, radishes, arugula, spinach and sugar peas...

Everyone else napped.
The horses all slept together in one big mass.


The donkey girls slept on the other side of the fence.


Seriously.
Everywhere I looked...


napping!
And strangely, one hen lay napping with 5 goats!
Kind of unusual....
kindred spirits, I guess.


I suppose 68 degrees is hard to deal with when you are wearing a heavy winter coat...
which all of the horses and goats are at this point.



The goats are beginning to shed,
as you can see by what is left of our Christmas trees.


Although there is nothing left on these trees to snack upon,
we leave them in the goat yard so that the goats can scratch on them.
And secondarily, the trees help the goats to shed their wool.


"Yep....that's the spot!"


By the time I had finished afternoon chores,
the sky had changed.
In the west I could see a storm moving in...

rain...
Today is to be a rainy one...
good thing I got the gardening done yesterday!

Tomorrow we are heading to Andy and Ashley's house 
(you might remember that they were last summer's newlyweds)
for a "reveal" party.
(I found out on Christmas that they are expecting in August.)
We find out the sex of our new grandchild tomorrow!
I made some appropriate goodies that I will share with you on Monday.

Hope your weekend is perfect and spring-like!

12 comments:

colleen said...

I'm so jealous that you are able to work in your garden. We still still have piles of snow and the paths from the snowblower are nothing but mud. What a neat idea for a scratching post. Can't wait to hear about the "reveal" party.

Anke said...

You must be so excited about the new grand-baby!! I can't wait to see all the beautiful goodies you came up with, you always have such good ideas!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that is the xmas tree that keeps on giving! are my comments not showing up? i leave one each day but some seem to be missing?

Lynne said...

Happy Easter . . . and reveal . . .

Country Gal said...

I am still waiting to be in my gardens . It is warm and raining and foggy but still the odd snow patch left . Our Miggs is shedding her thick coat and is going to the groomers tomorrow to get a new do lol ! Lovely photos ! Oh enjoy your family visit and congrats to the new parents and to you to ! Thanks for sharing , have a Happy Easter .

Carla said...

Congratulations on your newest grandbaby! What is your guess on the 'flavor' of this wee one? :D

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you got to get out for a bit of sun! It sure rejuvenates the spirits! How exciting a reveal party followed by Easter. What a blessing, enjoy the day,hugs! June

Missy George said...

They used to say that when the cows are lying down it's going to rain soon..Maybe it's not just cows ??
I always thought they were just keeping their bellies cool..Have a Happy Easter..

Carine said...

all this wool hanging in the trees is ready for your spinning wheel!

Beverly Frankeny said...

Oh.....a girl....definitely a girl!!!

Karen L. Bates said...

What a change! How can you physically work for 6 hours straight on the garden...my back would never forgive me! Ha! Glad to see everyone enjoying the nice weather. How exciting...can't wait to hear if it's a boy or a girl! What a fun year coming up!

Susannah said...

New grandchild? Congratulations!!!! AND Happy Easter!!!!

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