Tag Archives: mud

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.

Spring Means

20 Mar

With the rainy weather we’ve had this week, that means spring has sprung and brought us mud season.

Ava (Blaze and Reva behind her)

Yep.  It’s crazy muddy in the barnyard right now.

Gidget feeding Brutus and Bronc

But that also means that things are turning green.

Blaze and 2TC looking for green stuff to nibble on.

Kids have spent a lot of time in the greenhouse.

Addie (back) and Milo (front)

But they’ve also braved the mud and are even starting to play on the picnic table.

Onyx (on the bench), Addie (on top), Butterscotch and Cher(maybe) with Reva (back) and Cookie watching

Onyx is just too cute!

I’m hoping for a few days of dry to help the mud disappear.

Drying Up

8 Dec

After a solid week without moisture, the barnyard is finally starting to dry up.  Don’t get me wrong, there’s still mud, but it’s not ridiculous boot sucking mud.

Moira

The goats are actually okay with lounging in outside in the barnyard now.

LilyAnn

Since it’s mostly dry, I even let Reva keep her silver boot off after she removed it herself.  And her foot is healing.  It just needs air and dry.

Reva

Of course, it’s not going to get any drier because we have rain/snow coming tomorrow.

Astra

We really don’t need that.