Life on the farm, the good,the frustrating and the sad......
We have had so much rain this spring!!! Its been just wonderful! I told DH that its like we live in another place, its so lush and green here. Its been fantastic.
The rose hedge around the fruit orchard is stunning.
This up close pic shows you what this looks like in real person. Its just simply beautiful!
On not such a great note. I found that my onions had been dug up and tossed willy neely all over the place by something. I replanted them into the ground. I hope they will make it. I don't know what dug them up. We will be putting up a fence this weekend of some kind. I had noticed prior to this something was digging in my asparagus row which is next to this row. I never dreamed what ever it was would dig up all my onions in this row! grrrrrr .. I hope they can recover but I dont know I have them back in the groundl in these photos.
My medicinal mullein plants. They are so pretty aren't they!! My best bud gave me these two plants and look at them now. They are just beautiful. A great medicinal plant if you havent planted it, look it up and you will see why you need to add this ot your medicinal bed.
Skittles and Cubey..... Skittles is young and a sweet little fella.. he is a good whether and a companion to Cubey who actually sorta raised him... even though he wasn't her kid to raise...
Sugarcube AKA Cubey, what can I say.. she was one of our first goats... she is the rock. She was the queen of our herd even though she was less than half the size of some of our other goats through the years. She is the sweetest most wonderful goat... She gives the best goaty breath kisses you have ever had!!! Cubey is VERY old. We don't know for sure how old Cubey is... We know she is well beyond 11 yrs... we figure she is somewhere between 13-15... If all goats were as healthy as Cubey has been over the years and as parasite resistant... everyone would have 100 goats. Never once in all the years did Cubey get a parasite over load. Where we live worms/parasites are a big problem with goats. Bottle jaw is common and its frustrating as heck. Never once when others in the herd had a issue. never once did my brave healthy little Cubey have a problem... All goats should be so lucky/healthy!!!! Sweet she is so sweet it is unreal..........Cubey gave us several wonderful kids ...she taught us a lot... we retired her a few years ago due to age... She is now in her final time ....Its heart breaking as I love this goat a lot!!!!! But I know we have given her many wonderful good years .... she is well cared for and happy here. She bossed the herd right up till we downsized to just her and Skittles. She is the BEST goaty we EVER had!
Skittles, well we will see how he does when Cubey leaves us. I have sourced a very good home for him if he cannot make it without another goaty friend. I have always read and understood goats are not solitary animals. We want him to be happy. We have found a wonderful home that we would give him to... one that would take him if we need that. One that has kids that would feed him treats and has other goats for him to play with... one that would not eat him or sell him to the meat markets. Here that is a real possibility.... We know for sure that this farm would not do that. They would keep him a pet and love him. So if need be we have found him a home with other goats on a good farm.
Our pond is full, how long it will be this way ... who knows... it depends on how long the wonderful rains continue and how long before the 100 plus degrees hit!