Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Chores on the Farm

Spring is a busy time here. We clean up after the winter - the barn gets mucked out - the sheep run-in gets cleaned, fences get mended. This year my DH hired a few Mennonites (also known as Amish, Dutchies) to help - it seems the down economy has even hit them - they are usually very busy with construction jobs - but this year they have maybe 3 weeks of work total. After all the spring clean up is done we may have them put the new roof on the garage too. Works out well for all involved :)

The Sheep are shorn, the goats are next, and the rabbits are on going. Last night we met a fellow from Tennessee - he picked up three of our rabbits, a proven breeding pair and a young doe.

It is the first day of spring and it's snowing - yes - snowing. It puts down a quick coat then melts - just enough to chap my...well lets just say I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE! I want tulips and lilacs and even bee's! ::slinks off to pout::