With the days staying lighter longer I can't wait to get home from work everyday to work outside. I patched all the low spots in the stone driveway with help from our nephew Corbin, dug trenches in areas that needed help draining from all the melting snow and have even begun some landscaping at the end of the driveway; creating a beautiful rock wall and raised bed that will be home to ornamental grasses. Boy have a missed working outside and especially landscaping. Wr also have a never ending supply of soil. After a couple years horse manure turns to black gold. Want some, let me know, I know a guy! Seriously, call me.
The horses get to spend the days outside, no longer locked away in their stalls. Morgan, our pig, has really gotten into coming out of her stall for the past month and a half and today she ventured outside of the barn for the first time, exploring the yard while getting lots of dry, dead skin brushed off her courtesy of Sarah(she, Morgan that is, absolutely loves this by the way!)
Yesterday we decided what breeds of chickens we will be getting in about a month. More to come on that, stay tuned. Sometime soon our friends Cindy and Steve Mead of Never Rest Farm will be bringing a bee hive or two to our property. They will reap the rewards of which they will give us some. Bees are amazing animals, incredibly important to the environment and without them humans would become extinct due to a lack of food. Good to have them on our side!
So yes, spring has sprung at Czar of the Woods Farm! I don't even mind the mud that much, it's better than snow when the sun is shining and the grass is starting to turn green! My new Cub Cadet tractor arrives Saturday.
Daffodil bulbs that I planted last fall here, prior to moving in (it pays to befriend the owner of a house you are buying!) are popping up. The really beautiful thing is that they were given to me by a friend of mind at work whose mother, Dorothy, just passed away recently. In these she lives on. Kind of nice!
Enjoy the photos of Morgan exploring!