Warm weather is moving us into true spring.DSC02029

Rachael is home from college. DSC02032(Still not sure how she got all that stuff into her little car. Houdini.)

The cows are out on pasture. And all are giving a sigh of relief. DSC02036 (2)

Maisey had a hard winter. She went into the cold weather really thin and Phil nursed from her through out. Just like Maggie before him, Maisey had kicked him off at about 7 months old. But then, just like Maggie, sometime in the deep winter, I saw him nursing and she wasn’t protesting. Even now he partakes in a nip here and there. She’s an older cow and she didn’t “take” the AI we tried last fall. I’m not sure she’s even cycling now. But I’m hopeful the good grass will help healthy her up this summer. Phil might have to go to a neighbor’s farm for a time to give his momma a rest. DSC02020 (2)

The chickens are laying en masse (meaning (in Texan): they are laying a mass of eggs not that they are laying all at the same time~ though that would be helpful!)

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The potatoes are starting to show themselves. No sign of the beans or squash though. I put them all in early because the weather has been so warm and mild.

 

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Purple Viking Potato

This sight never gets old.

Today’s count: 23 eggs. None broken, all filthy

What’s for supper: Baked maple chicken with rice and carrots.

Weather: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

What I’m reading: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

 

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    • We do have sugar maples but they don’t do well here. I don’t know if it’s too dry or what. I have heard of birch syrup but have yet to try tapping any trees. Do you have a rainy season?

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      • We have a brief rainy season in winter, and a bit of a chill, but it is so brief, and when the days turn warm, the nights are not too cool either. That is why we can not get sugar. Buds pop as soon as the sap starts to flow. There is not much time in between.

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