Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

 Finally named Gerda's baby girls. The black one with frosty ears is BeBe and the white with gray spots is Sissy.
Can't believe I haven't posted in a week but blame it on the weather. It has been so nice I am out in the veggie gardens, herb garden, or greenhouse every spare minute. The trees all have their leaves and our oak trees are already providing our canopy of shade I enjoy so well in the summer. The dogwoods have bloomed and gone already as well as the azalea blooms are almost gone. We have tiny tomatoes growing on a couple of tomato plants with others full of blooms. Herbs are doing fantastic. Tinker is due to have her puppies in a couple of days. This being her first she is nervous and doesn't know what is going on in her body. She weighs around a 130lbs and is trying to be a lap dog and sit in my lap the past couple days. I sit and brush her while talking to help calm her. Hopefully after the puppies are born she will feel lots better. Buttons still has to wait a couple more weeks before her kidding time is here. The chicks in the incubator are starting to hatch. Heard lots of peeps this morning. They were due to start hatching tomorrow. There were around 300 eggs but hope they all don't hatch! Tessa the turkey is sitting on eggs as well as Bonnie the goose. Have 6 ducklings with another duck making a nest with a few eggs. Will leave her and see if she sits.Am very thankful for crockpots and slow cookers. I start dinner in them right after breakfast so I don't have to come in early to start dinner and can get more gardening time in. I have taken on a small job for a couple days. I will be digging up and redoing some flower beds for one of William's customers. Will have to work on them in the late afternoons and evenings after I feed the animals but looking forward to making beautiful flower beds and getting paid to do it! I am also going to make them a herb garden next to their back porch. Saturday will find me at Tractor Supply selling baby bunnies.If you are in the area stop by. I promise not to talk you into a bunny. LOL Well my lunch break is over and its time to take care of the animals and get back to gardening. Have a wonderful day and don't forget to count those blessings!

7 comments:

goatpod2 said...

They're cute, love their names! It has been pretty nice here too.

Amy

TexWisGirl said...

you tire me out! :)

Patty said...

We're not yet to that time of year, but close. Kidding could start in three weeks! I am SO EXCITED!!

Terry and Linda said...

They are so cute! Like you I'm outside more than in now days and I'm loving it.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Lib said...

Love reading about your happenings. :o)
Ya'll have a Blessed Easter!
Blessins',Lib

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am never tired of seeing picture of your critters.

We are still a month away to be able to do any serious gardening. It is nice to be free of Winter even if it was unusually warm.

Terry and Linda said...

I so understand....between farm work and my yard and moving Evan I'm tired. And I don't have all the animals you do!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com