It's been a melancholy kind of day here on the farm today. Do you have days like that? When the weather is just blah and you're just missing that extra umph to get through the day. Today was like that for me, and as I drove into town to run some errands, I could feel the blahness of the day trying to take hold. It has been a typical spring day, overcast, rainy, and so when I got home, I decided to take some time to find things to brighten my day, and hopefully yours too.
The other day we introduced our new female Kune Kune pigs; Genevieve and SallyMae to our pasture. All was going well until they decided to join our son in the yard to play! A couple of days later, having weed wacked our fence line and tightened our lines, we have re-introduced them to the wonderful world of outdoor living. They are loving being on pasture:
They are super cute, in fact, they are so friendly that our poor goats just don't know what to do with themselves. Our goats have been a little hesitant to go up into the pasture since they arrived a week or so ago. They do well if they follow us up into the pasture, and we quietly sneak away to leave them to their merry munching. Since we decided to integrate the pigs, the goats just aren't too sure. So today when I got home, I decided to go spend some time with the animals and encourage the girls into the pasture. The only problem is that 'the girls' incorporates SallyMae & Genevieve too, and well the goats were having none of it. So instead, I gave SallyMae pets, and as you can see here, she was quite relaxed laying there, tongue sticking out.... she's quite the character:
The girls eventually decided to try their luck at the pasture and followed me up toward the back, where I was able to leave them to their dinner!
Our chickens, well they don't mind so much what is going on around them, they are too busy enjoying life on the farm:
I'm optimistically hopeful that we may be somewhat successful with our garden this year too, although I must admit there is a lot more work to it than meets the eye, as evidenced by our bottle garden you see coming along quite nicely. We have some really nice winter squash plants that have grown super well in their little mini greenhouses. However, I am somewhat hesitant to transplant them into the garden. I'm sure the rabbits are just beyond the fence line rubbing their little paws together and licking their lips in anticipation of a delicious meal! I've been researching natural ways to keep them at bay and am hoping to make a spray to put on the plants to deter them. I'll keep you posted!
Well, that's all my news for today. Feel free to leave a comment on our website, saying 'hi'. We love to hear from people and hope you are enjoying our farm journey too.
Have a lovely weekend.