A week ago it was snowing and now it’s been raining cats and dogs w/ mild temperatures in the 70’s. Its also been mighty foggy! At least we still have electricity.
We need the rain in the farm belt, the fog we could do without. Gives ya a creepy feeling when ya hear critters moving about and can’t see them. Firearms handy in case of a rare coyote. It’s also spring turkey season! We can hear them but haven’t seen them either.
We’re keeping an eye on the gun rights battle and politicians who don’t embrace The Constitution they were sworn to uphold. Used to be no big deal to see shotguns on a rack in the back of pickup trucks. No more. When one assumes everyone has a firearm you certainly tread softly and knock loudly!
A few brave neighbors have begun to till their farm land. Based on the number of earthworms as an old wives tale indicator, the soil is balanced and indicates an early planting season. No one is planting just yet tho as we all know there is always a frost risk through the end of May. Even w a frost, we hope to open the swimming pool mid May, in time for the Memorial Day events.
We await the weaning of two Nigerian Dwarf Pygmy goats and hope they get along w the rest of the brood. Our mini horse is pretty feisty so we will have to keep a special eye out. Oh, and we have another litter of kittens! Don’t get us wrong, they are cute but the burden of city people just dropping of cats in the country is rude. We have also added a pet rabbit for the children. None of our parents never saw fit to raise animals that you weren’t going to eat or ride. We are so making up for that!
The ponds are near full from Winter so if we have a drought or the zombie apocalypse occurs, we’re good. The blue pond colorant has been added to help w algae and mosquito control. There are fish jumping and our nemesis the great blue Heron has returned. Bastards eat 10 pounds of fish a day. As a protected species it’s off to jail if you kill them so our solution is, of all things – a cap gun. Noise scares them to another farmers lake.
Farming is a lot of work and Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate, but it’s worth it!
Have a great day. One day it will be your last so make it count.
April 11, 2012 via iPhone