Saturday, April 27, 2013

The Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop #106

Happy Friday

Welcome back for another week loaded with great ideas.  Simply follow the links below to learn how to do just about anything farmgirl related.  It would be even better if YOU link up and share your knowledge and adventures here as well.  There's always room for more.  

I am mid way through week number two with my new baby dairy goats Adelaide and Moonbeam.  They're four and five week old bottle babies and taking care of them has been a great blessing to me.  I love to nurture and mother things.  Thankfully, these two enjoy it.  So far so good.  No signs of distress or illness, but there's much more to learn I know.  

My shih tzu are loving the new babies too.  My two boys Chocolate and Coco are convinced that the goats need protection and they seem to think they're their guardians...  

Here Coco is taking his job seriously. Hiding under the hay bale watching the goats from outside their fence...
It's comical to think since they're on the menu for wildlife here too.  We generally must keep everyone indoors or confined to kennels with roofs around here, unless we're outside with them.  Here's a shot of the whole brood playing yesterday under my supervison.

Our homegrown chicks and growing FAST.  The first batch of five girls were moved into a 5x10 dog kennel inside the chicken run to get acclimated to the other birds before they're eventually added to the flock.  They go into a portable kennel inside the coop at night.  

The little gal above is so pretty I think.  The others all resemble their daddy.  He's a plymouth barred rock rooster.  She looks a little more unique.  Can you see her Easter Egger legs?  They're green like her Mama. I hope she lays the green eggs too eventually.    

This batch (three weeks old) are much harder to take pictures of.  Their mama does not like anyone getting near them...

I'll try to get a few better shots before next week's hop.  

I have been working in the garden some.  It's been in the 90s this week every day. I am NOT used to this kind of heat. My body has been fighting me every step of the way.  I did manage to transplant bush beans and peas, a few hundred onion starts, potatoes, more strawberries, japanese and pickling cucumbers, basil, and some summer squash this week.  

I also completed the last of two cutting flower raised beds.  They're full of giant dahlias in all sorts of bright colors.  (You can thank Deborah Jean for that one, she got me addicted to dahlias via her own garden images last summer. Thank you Deb!)

That's what I've been working on this week.  What about YOU?  

Wishing you all a great weekend doin' what you love,what needs doin' or BOTH!

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Your Farmgirl Friday Hostesses~ 
 Deb of Deborah Jean's Dandelion House, she's also the founder of our little blog party. Dolly of Hibiscus House and Dolly is Cooking, and me of course!

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  1. Your garden is coming along well! I love to see the first month of a garden with nice weed free dirt. Come August it gets harder doesn't it? But I love it!

  2. You are really doing well! It's just rainy and cold here, and it's almost May!!!! /WOW, I can actually read the word verification!! That's a first.

  3. It sure does Angela. I love it though too. August, that's when I do all my early morning yard work.

  4. Hello Kathy!
    Hope you've been well. It's been a little crazy here lately. I can't seem to catch up. We killed 2 western rattle snakes less than 100 feet from our front door within about 14 hours of eachother this weekend. Yikes. Temps here are in the high 90s and that's about 20 degrees above normal. I have killed more than a dozen gophers this week and yet there are so many more... Lol. It never ends. Have a GREAT and happy week ahead.