I found out that my neighbour's does were both open when they got back to his place and now I'm wondering if my does were bred. I'm pretty sure Murree's bulk is more than fat but the other girls.... well I'm going to ask for professional help. The sad thing is they likely won't come into heat again until next fall and so we may have no babies this year!!! That makes two dud bucks I had this winter; I thought I noticed the first in time and got a second as a back up, but I guess he was too skinny to think of procreating, even after I started giving him grain. He was here for two months and was supplemented for the last six weeks of that.
The good news is that the lake (formerly pond) is growing southward into the field and away from the house. Our Easter Lamb Roast will have to be moved to the old fire pit we used during construction, where its high and dry. We will have to have parking on the road though....mud, mud glorious mud.
The windows sills are full of tomatoes (5 kinds), eggplants (2 kinds), peppers (4), watermelon, squash, onions (3), asparagus (still have aphids, but we're coping!), cucumbers (2), broccoli (2), and cabbage. I can't wait to get them outside in the Solviva... but that may be next year's spring as this one is a cold one. I also am dreaming of a rocket stove under a raised bed to bring the temp up.
We had two wonderful Woofers here this spring already: Touria, from France and Eileen, from Ireland. I am so amazed at the giving nature of people: Clean house and clean sheds. We took them to Irish night, fiddle jams and some cross country skiing. I am so lucky!!