Sunday, April 10, 2011
It seems like it is taking the Spring growing season forever to get here! I have seed packets, pots, potting soil, new gardening tools all ready to go.........just waiting on the weather to cooperate. Today it got nice and warm so I officially washed my winter coveralls and packed them away 'till next winter.
Due to the lack of color and growing season I broke down and bought some artificial flowers for the garden to make it "look" happier out here.
So there is now a pretty pink flower...............................
...................and a pretty blue flower. At a cost of $4.99 each, they are adding some much needed color to the garden and at least is giving me some hope for flowers yet to come. At least all the bulbs I planted last Fall are coming up so there is some hope and I did see some growth on some coneflowers that I bought at the end of the season at year.
Now, the goats have been trying my patience thus far this year. I planned 2 breeding for my LaManchas; however, as noted at the end of January, 2 unplanned breedings came along. Daisy had a very beautiful, stocky buck and Sassy decided to have 2 adorable mini-Manchas. It is appearing that Miss Pistol-Whipper (pictured above) is also pregnant. There is udder development and she has decided to be my BFF lately. She is a full-bred Nigerian Dwarf and I have no idea on the sire. The ears will tell all in a few weeks. She has is a 2 year old and never been bred. Now of course, this could be a false pregnancy but with my track record this year on the goats, I'm sure its not.
What's that saying about patience? Its a virtue? Really???
It looks like the 2 Shetlands that are bred will lamb right around my Spring break week from school, at least they are cooperating with me:)