I am so happy to tell you that we enjoyed the first
truly spring-like weekend of the season.
We are all smiling!
It was a weekend full of outdoor activities...
giving us the ability to check a few things off the spring chore list.
Tim and Amanda were home for the weekend,
so we took advantage of the extra hands and worked on that felled
walnut tree in the pig yard.
It was a rather large tree,
but with three of us using chain saws,
the work went quickly.
I love my little chain saw.
It's an arborist's chain saw and is perfect for branches.
I am very, very careful when using it as it is a rather dangerous piece of equipment.
But, oh, what fun I have with it!
After the tree work was finished, I trimmed pigs' feet.
Our pigs are quite tolerant.
As long as someone is there to rub their bellies,
they could care less as I work on their feet.
I love the fact that our dogs are so comfortable with all of the animals.
Chester has been a very quick study and has adapted to this farm life as though
he were born here.
This weekend was the first and second trial of the grazing muzzles.
The horses were not impressed, but it only took a little time for them
to learn how to eat with them on.
Still...they snort their protest when not busy eating.
They keep trying to tell me that I am starving them to death.
I am going to try another type of muzzle,
as I worry that these may be too hot during the summertime.
The weekend was the perfect blend of outside work and play...
the first of many, I am sure!