This week we have seen some warmer days with plenty of sunshine. We’ve been taking advantage of the warm, dry weather and the following photos are a few of the farm activities that we have been doing the past few days. The photos above are of Fred and the kids planting a field of hops. That is a four-day job, not yet finished.
The ewes have started lambing and so far are doing very well. This morning we had a set of quads!! Yesterday there was born a set of twins. We brought in a bunch of new baby jersey calves and they too are doing well. The kids are now mixing the milk replacer blended with cow’s milk out in the butcher/honey shed, which saves me a mess in our basement.
I purchased 110 pounds of Yukon Gold seed potatoes which will be cut and ready to plant on Good Friday! They are the only potatoes that keeps well in our basement. Fred bought us a new tiller which he decided we needed for small weeding jobs. It won’t take the place of the horses and plow for the larger fields.
Yesterday we were able to rake some of the yard and flower gardens. Our large order of onion sets are in and ready to be picked up tomorrow. Also, the first loads of laundry were dried out in the never-ending winds. These same winds dried up Clayton’s arena as well. The bees even made their way out in the spring warmth and winds today.
Even with all the work we still found time to do school, ride horses, have a cook out and splash in the overflowing minimum maintenance road. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week will bring.