Its hard to put it all down without just making a list of our current craziness. So far there are four kids; two each from the two newest does, so I guess they accepted the buck before the old girls did. I'm hoping for at least two more (Xindy and Xanadu) but the winter's worm load was too much for the others and the addition of an unproven buck seems to have aggravated the kid crop this year. Kinda sad, but glad we have a few anyways. Its pretty cool that both first time mommas had twins and that three of them are girls!
All 300 chicks are still doing great. Whey from Brano again this year and all eight families are contributing wonderfully.
The barn poles are going in the holes (drilled Sunday by Dave Ducherer) on Thursday. They were towed in backwards off the road by Kevin (<3) with his tractor. They sure are big and the process of getting them vertical still escapes me. I am hoping that I will have Marten's old phone working for me soon and I can update this blog with pictures off the phone. Yaaay for Travis.
We still have about 40 trees left to plant. Pin Cherries and Manitoba Maples. I've "heeled in" the leftover Choke Cherries on the south end of the raspberry patch, along with a couple of oaks. I also acquired some of Karen's Evan's Cherry suckers and have added them to the food forest north of the playground.
The Strawberry thinning has resulted in about one third of the patch weeded, but we basically scratched at the quack grass and its not going to look pretty for long.... I need some pigs in there! Same goes for the asparagus patch.
I have started the Willow Spiral to the North of the Solar panels, in the wet patch, and there are five species so far, but I would love more of the red barked variety we used this past winter ... must get out to those railroad right of ways and cut some more. Thanks to Rae Hunter for giving me the beautiful ones from Salt Spring Island and the Golden willows too!
I hope I get a couple hours to take in the New Sarepta Fair this weekend! You should all come!