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Wild Birds

19 May

I’ve been enjoying the wild birds on the farm.

Baltimore oriole

barn swallows

gray catbird

red-bellied woodpecker

eastern meadowlark

sparrow

Eastern Kingbird

gray catbird

red-winged blackbird pair

barn swallows

Baltimore oriole

Eastern meadowlark with a robin flying in

robin

But I still haven’t seen any of the bobolinks yet this summer.  I do hope they come back to nest.

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.

On My Walk

29 Aug

On my walk to take pictures for the blog and check Maybeline (still no cria) and the goats,

Athena

I get to see lots of other things too.

robins

hawk

Sometimes, I even get them to sit still long enough to take a picture.

fritillary

red-headed woodpecker

hawk feather?

Luckily, we’ve had beautiful weather for walking in pasture.