Yesterday was one of those days when the weather changed every 10 minutes...
making for a difficult day to get too heavily involved in outside work.
(We were under a severe weather/tornado watch for much of the day.)
I did manage to get the pasture cleaned between showers.
The equines had just come in from the front pasture,
so I wanted to clean up the day's manure.
While I was out, I opened the pig and sheep gate so that they could then
spend the rest of the day in the clean pasture.
(you wouldn't believe how much pig manure I find in the pasture...
and yes, I clean that up as well!)
While I was out in the pasture, I couldn't help but notice these two crazy guineas.
They were chasing each other at top speed.
If you have never seen a guinea run at top speed, you are definitely missing something.
They are fast!
This went on for at least a half hour.
How they don't collapse in exhaustion is beyond me!
The horses seem to have finished their spring shedding
and are pretty sleek now.
I am really happy with their weights... everyone is healthy looking.
Our weight management program has been a great success,
thanks to the addition of our Greenguard grazing muzzles.
(and no, this is not a paid endorsement... just my opinion)
Thanks to the intermittent showers, garden watering has been off our chores list.
Everything is filling in nicely.
Have I mentioned that I love spring?
Yesterday you asked if I made the top I had on in Monday's video.
You also asked if I compost the weeds that I pull.
Yes... but not in our regular compost pile.
We have a weed pile at the edge of the woods for that.
And lastly, you asked how I keep our wisteria so manicured without
We prune it often.
As for ground suckers... I just realized that we do get them.
Most of them just get mowed off and are un-noticeable.
Apparently, not all of them, though!
This is my 2,814th blog post...
after 13 years of journaling this journey.
That just seems incredible to me.
Blogging has become as much a part of my day as eating and sleeping, it seems.
Why do I blog?
First and foremost because I love to write.
The benefit of that is having the ability, at the end of the day, to look back
at all the day held and feel deep gratitude for the day.
Knowing that I will share my day keeps me present in the day...
helping me to really live it to the fullest.
Secondly, I have enjoyed the positive reinforcement of your comments.
It's fun to share when you have someone to share with.
For this, I thank you!
Because we live as rural as we do, and have less social outlets than in the past,
I look forward to all that you write in response to what I have written.
For me, it becomes a conversation.
Thanks for being a willing participant!
Lately, I have enjoyed exploring the world of video production.
I hope I have improved over time...
and I hope to continue to improve.
It's a learning experience.
Just recently, I found out that the videos don't publish on my blog
if you receive it by mail...
so I have started to add a link so that you can get to the video.
Hopefully it is worth it to you to check it out.
With all of the above in mind...
I had an idea.
I thought it might be fun to have a video question and answer session.
If you are interested and feel, too, that it might be fun...
please leave your questions in the comment section of this blog...
or on Facebook, or Instagram...
or private message me or email me.
I will compile a list of questions and then sit down with Hubbs in front of the video...
and we will answer them together.
Makes me happy to see you wearing the outfits you've made.
I think a question and answer session would be great!! As far as a question I would ask, let me think...…
What a great idea! I'd love to see more videos. I know you do Instagram as well and since I don't, I am grateful that you keep posting here.
One question I have is how you came to find your property. Did you grow up in PA? How did you select the area? What was the process in realizing that this was your forever farm? This was one of our biggest challenges when we relocated to NC, and I just wonder how others figure that out. TIA
I wonder what had the guineas on the run? They are so interesting - we had some when I was a kid on our lovely seven acres.
-Eileen in Fla.
Your plants & flowers always look healthy. Do you use any homemade insect sprays...that truly work?
Just FYI, we in Northern California have enjoyed almost 4 inches of rain in May...a record! My flowers and plants never looked better.
Thank you for taking the time to share your world! Lisa G in TN
I would love a video Q&A as I was wondering about your book. Is it still in the works? Is it a compilation of blog posts or something new altogether?