It's another weekend here at the homestead. Figured I would give you the nickle tour of the place on a Saturday afternoon.
Sam is on the prowl, trying to figure out what I am up to. He keeps the coyotes at bay, and all the female dogs in a 2 miles radius pregnant. We plan to bring him to the vet to be "tutored," but don't tell him.
Goats. From left, Ms. Priss, Tweedledum (we are thinking is carring 3 babies), and Tweedledum (maybe 2 babies, but C-section scars still on her side from Feb.)
From left, Ms. Scarlett, Jumper (not preggos, not happy), and Pow-Pow (she had 4 babies Feb, hoping for only 2 this time).
The only time the goats are quiet. Feeding time.
The first raised bed. Got winter rye in this one starting to sprout. Hopefully I will get better with this.
Greenhouse. Cleaned out the inside, and the raised bed inside is almost ready for lettuce and cabbage. Will be installing glo lights for longer grow time this weekend, and cleaning up the garden area of debris. In front of the greenhouse is hay we cleaned out of the barn to spread out. This slowly composts over the winter and keeps the moisture in the first few inches of the soil. Otherwise the ground dries up fast.
My first garden if you remember from my first few posts. We plan to clean it up, let the chickens run free over it, plant more grasses, and make it the only grassy area on the property, and fence it in as my wife's quiet area.
Today's haul of eggs. We share them with the neighbor we like all the time. She offers to pay us, but we can't take their money. We would rather make sure our eggs get eaten, then go to waste.
Another shot of the chickens. That's the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the background. I figure if the chickens have a nice view, their eggs will be filled with hope and change, and unicorn tears. No, but it is worth a try. Note the lack of trees, which means I either need to drive 20 miles to the forest for wood, or buy it. However, it makes patrolling my property easier.