Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Hay Day

It is hot, hot, hot and humid today.  Up 'till now, for the most part, it's been pretty reasonably seasonable.  We are cutting hay today. 

Lettuces are up in the garden and ready to begin to harvest for salads.  I've picked a few blueberries and lots of asparagus.

Honeysuckle is the new scent in the air and the brambles are going nuts.  Berries are forming.  Squash and cucumber vines are doing nicely in the garden.

Our new hens are starting to lay their small pullet eggs regularly.  The eggs will increase in size as time goes by.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Mother, May I?

So, we're into the merry month of May.  The first pale pink peony has opened up.  (I seem to be in an alliterative mood.)  Sweet William is prominent in the gardens and the air is full of the scent of wild rose.  The irises bloom -- each color seems to have its particular schedule. 

The goats are in their annual Spring mania, doing crazy, dangerous things and driving me to my own mania as a result.

In the kow kindergarten, we have six little ones and I have a feeling that there are more to come.  The grass is high in the  low pasture, so they'll be moved there soon.

It's hot and humid at present, although less than a week ago it was near freezing overnight.  Yep, it's Spring.  I've already frozen some asparagus and we had chard for dinner last night.