Justine, the Disco wwoofer from France, lol, has now moved on too. I will miss her smiling face and positive attitude and just everything about her! I will definitely be visiting her in France someday on her fishing boat! She completely removed the grass in the home garden beds and then sheet mulched all the pathways. It is a joy to weed in there now, as you can actually see what you are doing and feel like you have made a difference.
We are waiting patiently for Xixi to calve and she is slowly filling up her udder, so it shouldn't be much longer. We have our three biggest Chicken tractors full of chicks out in the pasture and it is amazing to watch them scramble for the new grass and fresh source of bugs every tie they are moved each morning. The only dark spot on that is the Ravens have also found them out there, and where ever there is a solid wall and the chicks can't see beyond it, they investigate any little crack by sticking their heads through ... then the Ravens are right there to decapitate ... not sure how I could have worded that better, but such is life on a farm. We are now blocking every scrap of light between the bottom board and the ground and replacing them each time the pens are moved.
Here's one more picture that shows the "educational" aspect of what we do here: