Spring showers are scheduled for all day today and the rest of the weekend. But the temperatures are to stay above freezing! That’s great news! I’m going to plant some Swiss chard and some spinach seeds in flats later today to snuggle under lights in the basement garden. We’ll put the transplants out as soon as the weather dries out a bit. I must remember to plant spinach and chard seeds in the garden in the very late fall so they can sleep all winter and be the first spring crops to show their faces NEXT year (it’s always “next year”, isn’t it?). A long time ago, I planted spinach seeds late in the season thinking I might be able to harvest a fall crop but the weather turned cold and snowy and the fall crop didn’t germinate. However, we were eating spinach very early the following spring.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWe still have standing water in our pastures and fields. The water has nowhere to go. The soil is saturated.  There are areas of the pastures beginning to green up. But mostly we are just drying out. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

The gulls have made themselves at home in the pastures next to big puddles of water. It sounds like the coast in the mornings.

And today I saw a pair of geese wandering around the neighborhood! At first they seemed a little lost. But I think they were really just having a little walk- about. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Yesterday, when I was adjusting the cow fence, I saw Maisy’s baby move! Her right side made that slow motion shifting into funny shapes that only babies can produce~ like a cat under the bed covers. I’ve tried to feel for her calf by palpating (medical term for “deeply feeling”) her right side without success. But today I definitely saw that fluid movement of a head or fanny or hoof. She’s due in about 6 weeks. Can’t wait to see that sweet baby face.

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Rubbing and eating….

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Speaking of baby faces~

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What a toot head. Her swirl reminds me of that old rhyme~ “I knew a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead…”

Today’s count: 33 eggs

What’s for supper: Leftover soup! (this is a euphemism for “let’s- put- all- the-leftover- food-together- in- a- soup). Delish!

Weather: Rain likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High near 52. Light and variable wind becoming south southwest 11 to 16 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tonight a 40 percent chance of showers, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

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