This time of year is all about patience. I can feel the warmth of Spring on my face in the sun, can see the subtle greening up around me, even the tulip magnolia has burst into bloom. But, the temperatures still dip dangerously into the 30's some nights, and the winds are whipping through. I want to plant everything out so badly! I'm so eager for the extended warmth of the next few months ahead. I am not a Winter girl. I am waiting. The new peeps we brought home after an egg hunt at a local farm are hiding out in the basement under a heat-lamp, waiting for feathers to fill in, waiting for warmer nights to move outside. The goats are swelling with little ones growing inside. We are all waiting for these babies expected in early June. ah, June, lightning bugs, veggies, flowers, sunshine! Just a little more patience!!
photo by Elizabeth Hypes
We had a visit from our vet this morning, and she came with ultrasound equipment! This girl is carrying passengers, as in more than one! We are planning to keep a baby out of this girl, so this is very exciting news! The very first babies bearing our herd name! Millie is also carrying a little one. I can't wait!
This homestead has been in my head and heart since I was fourteen years old. It has finally come to fruition alongside my husband and sons. Though my hands are more likely to be deep in the soil, milking the goats, or slipped into the hand of one of my children while exploring our woods, I hope to bring my hands back to the keyboard to share our adventures here. Welcome!