Happily, peace has returned to the farm.
We made it through another day without incident.
Jack is fine... barely even bruised.
Donnie is healing... his swelling is down and he is walking normally.
I will keep him on relative rest for a few days, however,
just to ensure that he can defend himself if Scarlet decides to "off" him again.
Our fabulous weather continues, but I would like to place an order for a little rain.
It's quite dry right now.
The grass has stopped growing and is getting brown.
I did, however, have to mow the weeds yesterday.
I have to say... I am loving these Profusion Zinnias.
The were recommended to me this spring and I am so glad I jumped right in.
They are a hybrid zinnia that is disease, drought, and heat resistant...
and they don't need any dead-heading.
Just plant, and water, and wait for the eventual explosion of color.
All of the coneflowers are blooming now.
Echinacea are one of my many favorites, and I search for new colors
whenever I happen to visit a greenhouse or nursery.
My favorite two, so far, are these fancy pink ones...
and these green ones...
The guineas continue to spend a good portion of the day within my garden walls.
They have been good guests...hunting bugs, but not disturbing the produce.
We have two active nests that are being sat upon.
I can hardly wait for the chicks to hatch (hoping.)
I do have one item on my "worry" list at present.
Sweet Ash... the remaining half of our Nigerian Dwarf Sister Act...
(we lost Star earlier this spring)
has been segregating herself from the rest of the goat herd.
She spends her time solitarily next to the pasture fence.
She is losing weight and I fear she is soon going to pass.
Dr. Becky has checked her and says she doesn't appear to be in any discomfort.
(goats are very stoic, though)
So, we will allow her her peace and hope that her passing is equally peaceful.