Thursday, May 5, 2016
I just realised I haven't posted much about the farm lately. What's been happening, how things are growing and such. It's all good. Maybe that's why I haven't felt a need to say too much. Rainy days here and there means we have grass to feed the animals. Not as much as I would like but I don't think I have ever known there to be too much.
I had a good walk around on Tuesday and there are a few odd jobs to keep me occupied. Weeds to remove- mullein, blackberries, bracken. Odd bits of wire to pick up and recycle- it surfaces now and then like a messy glimpse at past fencing. Rocks and sticks to pile up or something.
I also want to fence off an acre or so for growing more vegetables. Maybe grains for our own consumption too.
Maybe some sitting by the creek too. That's always good for the mind and spirit. No paddling. That water is fresh from the spring up the top of the street and it is freezing no matter what time of year.
The sheep are looking good including the older ewes. They live the life I tell you. They eat, they sleep, they have some nice real estate with lovely views too.
No harder to be a Highland cow here either. This mob spends there days by the creek and are lazy as can be. They will come running if there is the slightest hint that there is hay or something tasty on offer. I guess if you have four 'stomachs' then it's a safe guess that food is never far from your mind. And these beasties are not timid at all and can be quite friendly which can be intimidating. Maybe I should put up a warning sign.
The garden is doing well now that the heat has abated (thank goodness). I'm holding off from planting too much at the moment. I didn't even go to my favourite natives nursery yesterday when I was visiting Armidale. It would be too tempting and I just can't plant until I come home from The Trip. Plant and seed buying is my vice. Had to be content with walking, geocaching, sight seeing and a visit to the Goldfish Bowl (yum).
Tomorrow is Friday Night with Friends so I will hopefully be crafting something because I have signed up. It's also Five on Friday if you want to play along.
Bye for now