Sunday, April 24, 2011

Welcoming Spring...For Real!

Spring has finally arrived and with it, all the busy-ness that the season brings. I've figured out that it's a good thing to have only a couple days of nice weather, followed by a couple days of rain.

It gives the tired, achy muscles a chance to recuperate!

While we didn't have the opportunity to till the garden, we were able to drag the field.

I say we, but really it was all him.

After all, somebody had to take the pictures.

After 2 hours, this is what the field looked like.

It only took another 4 to drag the rest!

Spring isn't just about dragging the fields though.

If you're a cow, it's also about grazing the fresh, green blades of grass.

It's having the freedom to play outside and soak up some much needed vitamin D.

Does Blynken seem a little pale to you?

Spring is a time for new romance.

Bourbon Red Fred ditched Ethel and ran off with Lucy...scandalous!

And a time for new beginnings.

Matthew...Turkey Egg Treasure Hunter...He really needs his own reality show.

Turkey, Frizzle and Guinea Fowl eggs

We should have new "babies" shortly after Mother's Day!

 Spring is also a time to start all of the projects that we could only dream about over the last 5 months.

An artesian spring that will eventually feed into an underground cistern for watering our animals.

Soon, the chickens will have a new yard to match the turkey yard.

And finally, soapmaking became a reality.

With the return of rain showers, it seems like the gardening season will have to wait a little longer to begin.

I predict the Lemon Coconut Milk soap will be ready to use by the time the beans go in the ground!

At least, that's the plan.☺

This post is linked to The Homestead Barn Hop #10.


Jocelyn said...

Oh, you've been busy! Congratulations!

Jamie said...

Looks like you all are keeping busy.
Stopping over from the H B Hop,come on over and visit.

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Way to go on mkaing your own soap Kim! I'm looking forward to seeing those chicks hatch and your Mister should be proud of himself for working that hard on the field. :)