Monday, May 23, 2011
Homestead Barn Hop
Dumpling exploring and digging with sticks.
Cupcake was napping. I'll try to get pictures of her soon, Aunt Carey! All the ones I've taken lately are blurry. She's rolling everywhere!
While I was typing this up, rain started hitting the window next to me and in the same instant the goats started bellowing. I got up and had to decide: goats or the wash on the clotheslines? The goats won this time. Now I guess it will be awhile before the laundry is finished. It rains a lot here. :)
So, we're keeping busy here on the homestead. In between the regular work, I'm busy pruning out all the dead growth I can.
Yesterday I spent at least an hour pruning one lilac tree. It's eye level with me when I'm standing in the upstairs bathroom! Who knew lilacs could grow so tall? And all I pruned was from the ground up and as far as I could pull down to prune. I'll worry about the higher stuff some other time.
I spent the morning working time clearing out the center flower bed of all the dead rose bushes and more. I wish I had some "before" pictures! I'll try for "after" pictures tomorrow. I hauled out several wheel barrow loads from just that one spot.
We bought our homestead in January and no one had lived in it for over a year when the 92 year old owner moved out. Her husband had passed away a decade before, so regular maintenance just hasn't happened in quite some time. We've done a lot and have so much more to do!
She apparently loved flowers which is a huge blessing to me. Seeing all the new flowers bloom these last few weeks has been amazing. Hope blooms!
And, I got three eggs last night. Spring has sprung (finally) here in Idaho!
Our ongoing project: the farm name. We wanted to be Wiseacres Farm, but there is already one here in the state and the domain names are taken. I suggested Roaring Goat Farm the other day. Bella's days here maybe numbered. (Maybe I should let her see the goat ribs I'm defrosting for dinner we got from the neighbors.) The other goat, Eve, is fine and not at all noisy. I like Nubians, but she is ridiculous.
Suggestions for names, and serving suggestions for goats, are welcome.
Homestead Barn Hop! Check it out!