Monday, May 24, 2010

Another week has gone by

Another batch of turkeys has hatched out. There are three in this set. Now there is another hen on a nest with at least six eggs under her. So we shall see how many hatch out of that bunch. Hopefully we will get enough that live till this fall so we can provide our regular customers with turkeys for Thanksgiving.
I started letting the goats out into the yard so they get used to eating grass again. They make the best weed-whackers along the fence lines. I won't have to use the gas powered weed-whacker at all this year, at least not where the goats can get to.
I've started re-doing the garden beds again. We are going back to the Square Foot Gardening method. It will be the easiest and grow the most amount of food in the smallest space. We will have enough produce to fill the freezer this fall, if the weather cooperates.
I have a new bicycle now. I took it out for a spin today for the first time. Rode a whole 4 miles! ☺ I never realized how much of a slope the county road has, just driving in the vehicles. It's all either down or uphill! I haven't ridden a bicycle for about 14 years, so this was an almost new experience. There is something to be said about the freedom of riding. The different smells you smell, and the sights that you miss when in a vehicle, are all there on a bike. The thrill of picking up speed going down hill and flying along with the wind in your face. The drudge of pedaling up the hill, looking forward to the next downhill. It's all good. ☺
I do think horseback riding is better, though. Then you can look around at the sights more, without running into anything. You just can't go as far, or as fast on a horse as opposed to a bike. They both have their merits.
The kids are all growing well. I so enjoy watching them interacting with each other. They are so cute!
I made my first felted purse the other day. It's out of handspun yarn, crocheted, then run through the washing machine. I went to JoAnn's today to find just the right button to close it with. I ended up buying some commercial yarn to make an afghan for a niece and her new husband. They will get it for their first anniversary, instead of a wedding present. That's close enough. ☺ Hopefully they will like it.
My tulips are putting on quite a show this year. There are well over 100 blooms! It's so pretty. The peonies are almost ready to bloom. Another couple of weeks and they will be blooming. I just need to weed the flower beds now. Everything, actually. ☺
We are eating fresh asparagus now. It is so good! Yum..... We are also eating salads earlier than ever before, since John planted salad greens in the greenhouse. I have an idea by the time the lettuce in the regular garden is ready, we will be tired of eating salads! But, we will have one at least every other night. One of these years I need to get things coordinated so the carrots, radishes, spinach and lettuce are all ready at the same time so we can have really good salads!
John is making good progress on his workshop. He took time off on Sunday and rode around Lake Koocanusa with another guy. They had a good ride. The weather was pretty good. John even brought me home some flowers he picked along the way! He hasn't done that in years. That was a nice surprise.
Well, that's about it for now. More as it happens....

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