Spring is here in such a happy way. The weather has been kind and gradual in transition and every day feels not only welcome, but refreshing as well.
The combination of warm sunshine and just the right amount of rain is causing the cherry, apricot, pear trees and apple trees to blossom, and our early spring flowers like the tulips and hyacinths are beautiful! But I am waiting in high expectation for the lilacs to bloom - their little buds look very promising at the moment, and I can hardly wait!
Last year, nothing bloomed at all and in the fall, there was absolutely no fruit on our farm, and little else where. What a shock it was to see the prices of apples, apple cider, and other fruits and fruit products in the summer and autumn of 2012. Apples and other fruits were greatly missed in the Quaker Kitchen pantry over the past winter time, so I hope this year the fruit and vegetable harvests are abundant.
I have mowed the grass once already, just last week, and it looks like it is time to mow the lawn again. It always looks so nice to trim and keep the lawns looking their best, especially around the picnic tables. With all of this green grass, it is time to get some fencing in place to rotate the goat and sheep pastures.
One of our Nubian dairy goats, named Lilia, kidded this past weekend. She is an excellent milker and to our joy, she birthed triplets! It is my favorite combination from an exceptional milking doe, 1 buck and 2 does. We took excellent pictures of the birth which we will put on the Dairy Goat page soon.
Ahh, the joys of spring.