I Need Sunshine

25 Mar

For the last what seems like forever, we’ve had snow and rain and fog and gloom.

robin in the crab apple tree during snow showers

I think we’ve had an hour of sunshine here and there, but otherwise, it’s been pretty yucky.

Goats at pasture in the fog and drizzle

That means the kids are mostly playing inside.

2TC, Scooter, Butterscotch, and Flora

I kind of feel like Cutie–just staring outside wishing the mud and fog would disappear.

Cutie

I’m really ready to move past mud season.  Sky needs to learn to wipe his paws before coming in the house.

Sky

It’s also hard on the goats’ health.  Poor Trace ended up with pneumonia, but after banamine and antibiotics, she’s feeling much better.

Trace and Quatro

Here’s hoping to better weather soon.  In the meantime, I just keep planning my garden.  I actually have some seeds that have already sprouted!

okra sprouts

Some are to be transplanted outside, and some are my experiments in container gardening.

green bean sprout

I also spent a day making these feed sack garden bags.  I have a dozen of them ready to go!

I had the bags in the garage all neatly stacked to make my tote bags that I sell, but you might remember Antigone was in the garage for a while over the winter, and she was horrible about playing in them and throwing them on the floor.

Wanda in Antigone’s mess

That means I can’t use them for nice tote bags.  The mice might have played in them too.

mouse provided drainage hole

I plan on planting potatoes and other veggies in them.

I have my big pile of compost behind the Love Shack, so it seemed like a good plan for putting both the bags and the compost to good use.  We’ll see how it works.

4 Responses to “I Need Sunshine”

  1. anotherday2paradise March 25, 2020 at 8:01 pm #

    Such cute kids, Teresa. Well done with the bean sprouts. 😃

  2. Eileen Wise March 26, 2020 at 6:19 am #

    Hello, love the kids playing and the cute photo of Sky! It is dreary here this morning, hope the suns comes out. Wishing you a happy day!

  3. Jeanne March 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm #

    As i re-read this, I kept thinking I’d made a comment, but was none there. Then i remembered: our internet froze and there went my comment! Rats!

    I’m sorry Trace waa sick. Hope no one else develops pneumonia! I think Sky should start wearing boots!

    I’m impressed with the bags you’ve made.. They’re great!

    • Teresa March 26, 2020 at 10:00 pm #

      I have been dealing with wonky Internet today. Makes it fun working from home.

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