Good morning! I know, it's been a long time since I posted anything on my blog. Life just keeps happening and time seems to be in short supply these days. Must mean spring is on it's way to our neck of the woods. :)
We've had a very buys couple of weeks, but much of it has just been day to day life. Nothing noteworthy really. Our second oldest son, Brandon, took the entrance exam for the local community college a couple of weeks ago. THAT was noteworthy for sure! Here, the school district or the state will pay for juniors and seniors in high school to attend classes at the college to earn their Associates Degree upon graduation. The program is called "Running Start". Thankfully, he passed the test and will be taking classes there in the fall! SO exciting for him. Not sure what he'll go for as far as a focus for his degree, but we'll narrow that down in the weeks to come. So proud of him!
On the homesteading front, we were blessed with our first kidding of the season. Tinkerbel, my Nubian doe with an enormous attitude and personality had a doe and a buck, all on her own (I'll share pictures later, haven't had a chance to get any really good ones yet). When Brandon went down to the barn to do chores, he found the two little ones standing with their mama. Amazing! They are so sweet and she is being a really good mama. Have to admit that I was a bit nervous about her abilities, we've never let her raise her own kids. We've always bottle fed, but this year our life just begged for them to be raised by the mama. So far, she's doing better than I expected. YAY! After our horrors of last years kidding season, this was a HUGE blessing...an uneventful delivery. Thank you Jesus!
Our garden is taking shape. No, haven't planted anything besides peas yet in the main garden, and they have not sprouted as of yesterday. Still too cold I think. That crop may have to be replanted, sadly. We did get another grape this last weekend and got it planted. I also picked up 24 more strawberry starts to add to our planters. This time around I got a variety that will produce a big crop all at once. All of my other berries are the kind that produce a few berries all season long. Makes it hard to get enough for jam, but good for just eating. We'll see how they do.
Everything around here is sprouting, getting leaves, growing and looking more like winter is over. We've seen days and days of rain. The weather report this AM said that we've had 21 days of rain this month....not the best start to our spring, but I guess we need it. I sure would love to see some days of sunshine though. My clothes line is begging to be used!
In a day or two, I'll try to post some pictures of our newest goat babies and maybe of our spring colors. No flowers here yet, but everything is getting fresh green leaves. :) After a long winter, it's a welcomed site!