Archive for April, 2015

Spring is…springing.

One really cannot say that it has sprung as of yet.  We are still running the wood stove as the nights are down into the 20’s and wind is raw and damp.  We will not be running it much longer weather or not…we are down to the last few sticks left in the woodshed.

Rhubarb is up, strawberries are uncovered, raspberries are staked and the flower beds are all raked off.  The massive amount of dirt has been raked from the edges of the lawn.  Winter sand accumulates quickly with a winter like this year.  Thankfully we purchased an old Ford bucket tractor. It is perfect!

Oh, and we have babies.  The first set of twins were born Sunday morning.  I had just climbed into the shower after getting up every two hours to check on Lilly’s progress.  FH called me and said to get my butt out to the barn.  Sure enough, with no help needed Lilly birthed a buckling and doeling.  We will be keeping the doeling. She is the darker one.  Her name is Stellaluna.

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Monday vacation ended…

Olive was looking like she would go anytime.  Once again, the check ins began.  Around 10p.m. I fed the babies before bed.  Olive was ready to go.  10:30 still ready.  11 even more ready.  11:30 first baby, 12 second baby and 12:30 third baby and a huge one at that.  By the time they were all cleaned up and in the house (the barn was too cold) it was 2 a.m.  I was up at 4 for chores.

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The little one “whispering” in her brother’s ear is the other doeling we are keeping. Her name is Pippi Longstocking.

Ahh, spring…may the peepers lull me to sleep until the 7th when Fern is due.

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