Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's The Weathers Fault

 That I haven't been blogging!
This time of year I should be sitting by the fire drinking a cup of tea or hot chocolate, looking at seed catalogs, and taking a break from outside chores. Should be is the key words. With no winter weather to speak of its too hot to sit by the fire or take a break from outside chores. After morning feedings I have been repairing fence and even put up new fencing in the maternity pen. With all the rain we've had I have forgotten the real color of my rubber boots. The goats are getting tired of the mud too and are walking around the edge of the pens instead of the normal paths they made. Daffodils are in full bloom around the homestead. Even the yellow bell bushes are blooming. Am afraid February will bring a burst of winter and kill all the buds and blooms.

Andy (Nigerian Dwarf buck) has spring fever. He has been ramming the gate to his pen till he bent the latch enough to open it and get out. That wasn't good enough for him. He then rammed the gate to the girls pen doing the same thing so he could get in. The only thing was when he got in he left their gate open and Tinker and Bella thought that meant they were off guard duty and took off on an adventure. It had been a week since I was off the homestead and rode with William to Lowe's. Hadn't been there 5 minutes when our neighbor called to let me know Tinker and Bella were heading  across the busy road to the woods. We hurried back (thank goodness we were about 3 minutes from home) to see what was up. Right before we got home saw the two of them sniffing around the edge of the woods. William got out to walk them home. All I had to do was tell Bella to go home and she hung her head and took off home. Tinker is stubborn so William had to  walk her. Bella was waiting by the gate when we got home. Andy had really messed the latch up so it took William a few minutes to fix it so we could close it secure. Sweet Hillary was inside the pen with the girls taking her guarding job seriously.
 She never wants to leave the pen. Bella has all of a sudden gotten the roaming fever and Tinker follows along.
 They are resting from their adventure,being scolding and put on runners. They weren't in the mood to smile for the camera.
 Not sure what she is thinking. Have been spending extra time with her and even taking her for walks around the property line. Talking to her. Will see if the wander bug will go away.. sure hope so.

Have gotten busy planning and ordering more seeds for the herb garden. William is building a greenhouse and that will enable me to move my seedlings there and hopefully have extra plants from many different herbs to sell as well as go in the herb garden. Also starting some seedlings for the veggie gardens. If I can't enjoy winter guess I might as well get a head start on spring.


TexWisGirl said...

seems like your ground, goats and dogs all have spring fever! :)

Anonymous said...

LOL, enjoyed the pictures!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you, it is just too warm. Our maple tree is putting out and I just know it will get frost bitten and look terrible all summer. I'm excited about your herb garden plans. I love the fragrance of fresh herbs. Hoping all the animals settle down for you; maybe they miss winter time too! God bless you, Peggy.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

HI Peggy, I know how you feel about the unwinter-like weather.... GOSH--the poor animals and plants/flowers don't know what to do. Even my backyard birds are acting frisky these days!!!!

A greenhouse, huh??? That is NEAT... You will love it.

Hope we don't get a big bad frost after all of the spring growth happens. I keep remembering 2007. We lost everything that spring... Scary!!!

Have a good week, Peggy.

amelia said...

I hope they settle down for you soon Peggy! I always worry about our lot if I drive into town for groceries. I'm always convinced that they've gotten out or will get out or something but nothing has ever happened. I wish I could say the same for you and your Bella and Tinker!!
Your life is never dull that's for sure!

Marigold said...

First of all, I love your new header! Second, that Andy is a handsome fellow. I think I'm in love. :) Don't tell the Goatmother.