Wow – what a spring it has been, crazy busy! It has been raining the past couple of days and as I was out walking around the farm I started noticing new growth – EVERYWHERE! it really is amazing and beautiful.
time to wean the lambs fully and start making that epoisse and blue
kids are all fully weaned – although they still love to drink the whey.
Here they are after a mid morning snack – bellies full and ready for a nap ..
rain on a tin roof and the warm barn smells .. oh so relaxing
Out in the turkey & chicken house we have a long awaited set –
Momma turkeys have been very patient – setting continuously for quite a while
the oh so exciting hatch
newly hatched heritage turkey (red hue is the heat lamp)
Broilers arrived a few weeks ago and they too like to snuggle .. they are almost ready to go outside into their portable chicken tractor
then there is all the vegetative growth – so many shades of green – so much contrast in texture & color
so much to look forward to – rose hips
nettles – once the rain clears and the sun shines I will harvest the nettles to give to the animals .. it will help increase their milk production
Also looking forward to harvesting the borage for the sheep & goats
then there are the colors
new growth on the apprentice front – time to open & clean the cabin
two WWOOF apprentices arrive tomorrow
so much to do – so much to enjoy & appreciate!