Saturday, April 04, 2009

April Begins with a Gush

We planted the strawberries in their new home and surrounded them with their mulching namesake: straw. We also tried out the furrow plow in the garden and planted all the onion sets I'd bought at the Co-Op. Then it came a flood yesterday, so I'm not sure how they are going to do. I checked on them today and they were still there, but that was about all I could tell without getting super muddy. The rain also washed away part of our driveway and a little of the soil from Lindsay's garden, but it didn't put too big of a dent in either. I think the gutters overflowed right above her bed and washed it out a little, but I believe (fingers crossed) that all the seedlings are still in tact. I am thankful that heavy rain is all we got since a tornado came through pretty close to here (supposedly Lexington).

I took the tractor up to Roger's place (neighbor #1) to pick up a dog pen that belongs to my aunt and a dog house that supposedly my grandfather built. I'm thinking about incorporating the pen into the goat housing plans. We are also going to buy his old T-posts, but I haven't got them yet. We have once again found a pair of goats we want to buy (a Nigerian Dwarf/Lamancha cross with a buckling kid), but I think we are going to put it off for a little while longer while we get a fence and pen in order. Would also prefer for the kid to be a doeling instead... Also thinking about a pyrenees puppy, but don't know whether I should get it before, after, or at the same time as when I get goats. Any suggestions?

Nana found the same roadside vendor and bought 3 more apple trees for $5 each; she's bringing them over tomorrow so that I'll have a few chores to do while she plays with Finn.

I like this quote:
A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
Henry David Thoreau

I feel the same way as I am sure many of you do as well.

1 comment:

  1. Well once again the goats were already sold when we contacted the seller. Craigslist around here works fast; too fast to mull it over for a day or two anyway... Maybe next time...


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