Drying out

We are drying up. We still have standing water in lots of places. But the water is definitely receding. The strong sunshine and mild breezes out of the west help a lot.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

 

Here’s our driveway just 4 days ago.

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Here we are this morning. Still wet but not too bad. And look at the pastures. No more snow!

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The corral where the cows are staying is still pretty soppy. But these should dry out soon too. If you look closely, you can see a fine green film of grass just beginning to show.

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I never did get anyone out to see if Maisy did indeed “take”. (It’s hard to see in this picture. Her baby bump is in the shadows. Her grass belly is accentuated by the sunshine.) If she is “in the family way”, she’s due mid May. Last year she was 3 days late. So I expect a new baby between May 16- 19th-ish.

Isn’t it sweet to see all the lick marks on Maggie where Maisy was grooming her? (photo bombed by a grass belly!)SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

It will be a blink of an eye and winter will truly be behind us.

I will be milking twice a day, flooded with spring eggs, new piglets in the palace and working in the garden with the kids.

I. Can’t. Wait.

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Paradise, just north of nowhere.

 

Today’s count: 38 eggs! The girls are really cranking them out! And we are HAPPY!

What’s for supper: I don’t know yet. Maybe BLT’s without the “T”. I really, REALLY don’t like store bought tomatoes~ especially this time of year. Bleck.

Weather: Partly sunny, with a high near 51. North northwest wind around 6 mph. Tonight patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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