With the help of Dakota and his most excellent patient skills we managed to get the little bull of our eastern neighbour loaded, despite the snowy access, icy gate and straight fence line with no corners. Its all in the grain I guess... I suppose that could be the only reason to have animals addicted to the stuff... they come like babies to candy. He (bull, not Dakota) is settled in nicely and even comes right up to the gate when I let the girls in for milking. The sad thing is that we will now be milking Xixi every evening (as well as morning) throughout the summer. I sure hope we get a better barn set up before she calves... but if all goes well, she should at least have her calf before it gets too cold. I'll miss the summer calf sharing, but maybe that means less milking next winter.... hmmm that might be OK after all! ah ha "on a good note" we will be milking only one cow at night next winter!!!! LOL
We had a wonderful weekend of basketry here, cutting on Saturday and weaving on Sunday. I'm so happy to be learning from Rae Hunter. I would love to go to the weaving retreat she is going to ... must plan ahead for that and go next year for sure. In the meantime I'm joining facebook groups (disregard my last blog... I'm hopeless...) that she has recommended and finishing off great new basket ideas. I think I'm finally ready to teach a few more basketry classes here. I'm starting with our Homeschooling group (with their parents!) Its going to be great! This summer I will definitly be planting bullrushes.
Drying up Vicky this coming weekend and goats should start to show soon.... I'm slowly getting spring fever!