1. I have been walking every evening in the pasture, and I have so many pictures of great finds that I haven’t been able to post them all. I might be a bit long on pictures, but it really has been the best week or so ever for spring pictures! If I could, I would spend my entire day in the Back Forty taking pictures and enjoying nature. Of course, my poor Reva thinks I should have a bottle with me the moment she sees me in the pasture. It really vexes her to have to wait until later to get her bottle.
2. Marley is a goofball. I finally convinced my son to hold the big boys for me to trim their hooves by telling him they weren’t in rut (and not peeing on themselves). I led Fionn out and hooked his collar to the fence and trimmed him without the boy even holding him. Of course, part way through Marley comes over and started watching from the other side of the fence. The I felt it. Yep, he decided to go all dominant buck and spray. After finishing Fionn, we tried to get Marley. The naughty look sparkling in those eyes! He decided to show Boeris how dominant he was. Boys! We never did catch him to trim his hooves, but he had fun bouncing around.
3. I’ve been working diligently all week to revise my fantasy novel. Then it goes in for round two of edits. I’ve had a lot of good feedback from the first novel, Consent, but I really did rush the process. I was afraid I’d chicken out if I didn’t keep pushing forward. This one, I’m really enjoy the fantasy/romance genre. I’m taking a lot more time with it, and I think the results will be even better. Of course, it isn’t for young readers this time. Since it’s a slower process and I still want to post occasionally on my author’s Facebook page (link in sidebar), I’ve been making quotes, you know, instead of revising.
4. For the first time, I found a morel mushroom in my pasture. Actually, I found two! I’m excited and hopefully I’ll get to try preparing them in some delicious manner.
5. The farmer’s market where I take my soaps begins on May 24th. I’ve decided to turn some of my pictures from this spring into note cards. I don’t know if I’ll have them for the first market, but I’m looking forward to adding them to my table and my virtual market. I might do a series of blossoms, one of birds and maybe even a series of cute mammals. Of course, goat note cards are a given.
I really am having a hard time getting anything productive done with all this spring beauty in the Back Forty.