Saturday, February 06, 2010
Spring Is Just Around The Corner For Us
Emery and I have been talking about the spring planting. In just a week or so we will put potatoes, onions, garlic and perhaps some additional cabbage in the garden. Its hard to imagine that its planting time already. We have been blessed with broccoli, collards, and cabbage all winter, with the carrots and leeks growing but not ready to eat. Lettuce took a hit with the very cold temps we have had this winter, and the spinach didn't seem to produce much.
I went outside to look for signs of spring and found plenty to encourage me. Of course we could still see some snow fall or have an ice storm or two but we are most certainly over the hump of winter.
When I was out walking around, I also discovered a fresh track of the big cat, inside our fence line but not in the goats pasture area. I was not happy to see it at all, knowing that kidding is just a few weeks away, that creates more of a problem for us. Keeping the new born kids safe will take careful watch.
I am recovering from my bronchitis, but now Emery has it and has it bad. The little ones seem to be recovering quickly although I am sure Melanie and Casi may feel its been a very long haul for them, watching the little ones cough and have fevers. Steven, Priscilla and Elizabeth all had it too.
Anxious now for a day to open up the house and clear out all those germs !
It is a silent sort of morning, sitting next to the wood stove in my rocker, watching the birds outside my windo...