plus it's may. what? how did may even get here? this means we are nearly half over with 2016.
the days are long but the years are short - preach it.
my farmer is already starting his first cutting of alfalfa...and good news. hay prices are in the dumps. (insert sarcasm) when half of your operation is hay, this is not good news. i mean...when am i going to get my new car? what about my mccall vacation home?
kidding kidding. even though i do actively try to get my farmer to sell a few hundred acres, constantly, so we can house hunt in my favorite vacation spot. so far...he's not succumbing to my pressures. in fact...he's actively trying to buy more land. what? i hoard clothes. he hoards acres.
but as i was saying - we have two new baby goats on the farm. white twins who hop around, run, spin, and prance. they are the cutest. the gals and i have been driving past their pin for the past few days looking and hoping for their arrival, and yesterday - there they were!
there are two more mama goats expecting...and there's a good chance the black goat has triplets in there. she's as wide as she is tall.
speaking of the black goat - as the girls and i were in the pin trying to catch the baby goats, the big, black, mama goat straight-up escaped! i freaked.
you guys - please don't assume that these are my goats. i have nothing to do with them except for when the babies arrive...and sometimes the girls and i will stop to pet and feed them. they are our employee's goats...they just live on our property. so when the big, black goat escaped into the yonder that is 3000 acres - i freaked. i didn't know what to do. luckily she's super pregnant and not exactly light on her feet.
i grabbed a little stick, rounded out in front of her and started angling back in towards her. i managed to get her between the pin fence and me as she continued to back up. then she gave me a little charge...all while holding sawyer! no worries - i held my ground and made some weird noise i'm sure i've heard in a western film. you know - when you see them herding cattle. and just like that...the black mama goat walked back into her pin.
she looked more than a little angry. so angry, in fact, a few minutes later she charged the spotted, pregnant goat. she's obviously ready to be done being pregnant. i'd be irritated, too, if i was as big as she is.
with the arrival of the baby goats and the cutting of alfalfa, i have more good news - every single flower // plant i've purchased this spring is still alive. this is HUGE and makes me wonder if i should actually plant my garden this year. but then again - baby steps.
let's say i DO plant that garden - give me your best tips and favorite plants.