A Day Outdoors
Apr 07, 2012
Today couln't have been more restful, or wonderful. With the day off work for Good Friday, we both enjoyed "working" outside around the farm today.
Dave mowed the lawn for the first time this year, cut up & hauled up to the bonfire area most of a dead tree that fell from our tree line into our neighbor's field, and topped off the oil in the rototiller for me.
I started tilling in the veggie garden, and got about 1/5 or a little more of it tilled. That doesn't sound like a lot, but when your garden is the size of ours, it's a good start. lol. With the abundant sunshine and comfortable temps in the 50s, hung a few loads of laundry on the line to dry.
My Sister and nephew, and then my folks, stopped by this afternoon to meet our latest new arrivals in the barn - our doe Rose's twins that were born last night. Dave found them already dried off and dancing around their momma in the stall when he got home from work yesterday. We've named the doeling Petunia, but are still contemplating a "manly" flower name for the little buckling. We are very excited about Petunia, as we've been wanting a black doeling for some time, and she is finally it!
After the afternoon visits, we took care of chores, and then I transplanted a bunch of little "volunteer" hollyhocks my Mom had cleaned out of her flowerbed. Made a new little bed in front of the big barn, and another one in the corner near the chicken coop, where the old wheelbarrow is also going to get "planted" yet this weekend.
Dave made us a delicious dinner that included a yummy veggie mix from last year's garden - green beans, zucchini, kohlrabi, and peas that we froze last year.
I was going to take a few pics, but by the time we finished dinner, had lost light again. I had just enough light left for a quick walk about around the yard, to investigate how things are fairing in this weird spring weather we've had. Looks like the frosts this week finally got to my iris - have never seen this happen before, but the 6-8" high spikes have all turned brown at the tips, and sort of wilted over. All the tomfoolery of Mother Nature this spring must have been too much for them. I hope they bounce back, was looking forward to the flowers in a little bit.
All in all, it was a lovely, peaceful day. There is nothingn like time in the garden / outdoors for thoughtful meditating on our immense blessings, especially on this, Good Friday. God is so good to us.
Tomorrow's forecast calls for another day just as gorgeous as today. Looking forward to getting more of the garden tilled, and having more outdoor fun on the farm. Right now, it's time to do some well-earned relaxin'.
...As I lost light before I could take any still pics tonight, you're stuck with another video of our goats. lol. This is Spice and Rose disagreeing on whose kids are the cutest. The two biggest kids you see in the video - the one Dave picks up, and the other one towering over his fellow kids, are Rose's twins, who are only one day old. The four smaller ones are Spice's kids, who are one week and one day old today. Amazing the difference!