Saturday, February 21, 2015

Life is never simple when you have animals, and the problem with having a bull vs. AI, you can get babies in the winter. So we have a calf in the pantry


and a cow in the garage. IMG_0611-2015-02-21-11-55.JPG

Thank goodness it wasn’t born tomorrow, it wouldn’t have been alive by the time we went out to do chores, since she had it outside. I’ve also found out that Dexters are hard to tell when birth is imminent, unlike Jerseys who get a huge bag when they’re ready to pop.

Later we’ll take the calf out to the garage and see if we can get it to nurse. It’ll be spending a couple of days at least in the pantry, joy joy, since it’s going to be brutal cold the next few days. So very ready for spring!

Our laundry room/bathroom is done! I really like the way it turned out. Although, I do think it needs a bigger window in there. I can vision plants in there, or at least I could if it weren’t on the cold side of the house.


Friday, February 20, 2015

Impatiently waiting for warmer weather, along with half of the rest of the country. This time of the year just seems to drag, I want to get out and soak up some sun, go for a walk, get my plants out of the house, get some fresh air without freezing. My plants are struggling, except for the Meyer lemon trees I started. Anyone want a Meyer lemon tree? I’ve got 10 of them started. If I had known the seeds were that robust, I wouldn’t have planted as many.

I put in an order at Burgess seed (got 200 peat pots today), and I’ve got another order at Jung Seed. Some Mock Orange,
PastedGraphic-2015-02-20-18-53.pngdouble white blossoms with exquisite sweet fragrance”
PastedGraphic1-2015-02-20-18-53.pnga hybrid lilac, “the enormous trusses beautify the landscape while their exquisite fragrance wafts through the air perfuming entire neighborhoods.”
PastedGraphic2-2015-02-20-18-53.png Honeysuckle, “intensely fragrant flowers beginning mid-spring and continuing all summer”
PastedGraphic3-2015-02-20-18-53.png Mojito Mint, “A mint that traces its origins back to Cuba”
and a few other herbs and flowers.

My tiger drawing is progressing nicely,
Lots and lots of dots…

A couple funny internet pics:
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