APRIL 13, 2015 Monday morning Blog. Getting the week & this blog started on a sunny note. Everyone is smiling today with temps going into the high 60’s, opening day at Fenway, and grass gathering shades of green. I spent the weekend in Pennsylvania at a family wedding. Great to see the green grass, forsythia blooming, even magnolia tree buds brimming with pinky-purple passion.
The goats are full of energy this morning. Adults outside in the paddock kicking up their heels, kid goats jumping and bouncing from rock to rock. We will go for a woods walk later today – This will be crazy with goats going everywhere!
Cheese is being made 3 times a week now. The spring cheese is full of freshness and flavor.
The farm is alive with sounds and sights of spring. Last evenings walk with Bella was enlivened with two dueling turkeys, coyotes singing, spring peepers peeping and wood frogs frogging. I was happy to see two bats swooping here and there in the upper hay field, “the Bobka piece”.
Back from the walk, Bella and I sat on the huge and slowly melting pile of plowed snow by the edge of the pond. Evening stars & planets were beginning to sparkle, a soft breeze blew ripples into the pond, and the remaining ice interrupted the bank reflection. The warm evening air laughed at the coldness of the snow in my hands as I crouched on the pile.
We play a game of guessing the date of Ice Out. I guessed April 12 — Wrong! Looks like it will be tomorrow – the 14th This date was my first guess– but then I changed my mind… darn– need to listen to my inner being more often!!
On with my day. I’ll be adding photos to this blog, and look forward to a weekly routine of sharing the haphazards of a farm in general…. a goat farm in particular!