I'm pretty sure the pigs are the only ones around here that truly enjoy early Spring and all the rain that comes with it.
On the bright side, it's Spring and that means new beginnings, new growth, and babies!
... The rhubarb is just beginning to pop up.
The apple trees ...
and peach trees are starting to bloom.
The strawberry beds still need cleaned out, but fresh new plants are making their way to the top.
Soon, the peonies & ditch lilies will be taking over.
Lilacs, I can't wait to smell them!
and autumn sedum ... yes, please.
The coop is hopping & full of new chickens...
Meet Lacey. Isn't she beautiful?
Coe's ducks are now living in the flight pen until we can get more netting for their area. Thanks to a hawk or some other sort of predator, this is now necessary. Sadly, he's had a few victims.
In the pasture, the tom turkey is strutting and following the hen around like some teenaged crazed boy.
One side will be set up as a brooder house for chicks & pheasants when needed, and the other half will be stalls for the goats during kidding season. We are also hoping to some how situate the milking stand in there so I'll have an easy place to milk the goats. Lots of work, planning, & dreaming. Isn't that the definition of a "hobby farmer" anyways?
The view from our back deck is my favorite any time of year, but right now it sure shows all the work that needs to be done once the weather starts to dry up and warm up.