I am so thankful it’s not 20 below these days. It only got to 30 degrees today but the chickens were still happy to go outside. Have you ever seen a class of 3rd graders going out to recess? That’s what the chickens look like when they push and shove to get out the open door. Susannah and Emma stand in the sun against the building so the wind doesn’t hit them and soak up the sunny warmth. I think I can now survive the rest of the winter.
The yard is actually melted down to the gravel and I’m even happy with the mud. I checked out a sedum plant by my garage and sure enough, if you look carefully you can see a little new green growth poking through.
I spend quite a bit of time at my computer and my newest helper is Deano. The minute he hears me sit down in the chair, he jumps up and follows the “mouse”. Very cute but I can never read the screen because he’s sitting in front of it.
Thank you to everyone who signed the petition against the fake dog rescuer in Princeton, MN. You’ll be happy to know her place of business is “temporarily closed”. I just hope all those animals trapped in the basement got out or if not I hope they die quickly.
Do you follow our blog, Chicken Scratch? I try to post something at least 5 days a week, mainly about what I’m working on and what’s new. I also talk about houseplants, antiques, gardening, decorating, books and more. It’s the Goat Gazette everyday online.
In just 2 more days it will be time to post 100 new bolts again – every month on the 1st and the 15th we pull 100 current and new bolts of fabric and put them online for $7.00 per yard. At the end of the 2 weeks, they will either be gone or back to normal price. To find these bolts online, click on shopping cart, shop now and then the upper left hand category. You might find something there you’re looking for!
Connie is in Chicago babysitting Grace and Rex this week and I’m holding down the fort. We are still discussing fall camp as well as The Big Event in July.
The last two photos show the most evident sign of spring here on the farm – the goats are shedding their winter coats! This is Emma – smiling!
Until next week,
Just for a laugh…
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
– Mark Twain