Wow, my blog is up and ready to go! I'm going to use the time here to try to help some folks with making candles, raising animals, and some wonderful recipes. Spring is just around the corner, and you know there are several things that that means! Like for instance, green grass, and mud, planting the garden, and mud, cleaning out the barn, and did I mention, mud? A farm is a wonderful place in the spring. For me there is no place better than walking around our small farm, listening to all the animals talking to each other, and to me, seeing new buds on trees, and just like in the animated classic Bambi, the animals are twitterpated! (Gee I hope I spelled that right!).
What I love especially to see, that really makes me know that spring is here, is my barn swallows. Oh I know, lots of folks think they are just pests, but they keep the mosquitos down, ticks away, and all those other nasty creatures that you really don't want near you, and they just soar and swoop and dive and turn, my goodness, its amazing when you watch them and you think they haven't a care in the world other than flying, taking up residence in the old nests, and producing the next batch of baby swallows. We have several families of them here, probably 30 or 40 nests in just one small area.
It will soon be time for baby goats to be born too. How precious they are. But why do goats always seem to have their babies on the coldest, stormiest nights possible and during the very deepest middle part of that night? I don't know, but it sure seems that way! But all is forgiven for keeping me up so late when those little babies BAAAAAAA at me or they stand up for the first time and take that first sip of warm milk from their mamma. What a wonderful world it is on the farm when these things take place. I just love all the babies. Ducks, chickens, geese, rabbits, goats, pigs, barn kittens and house kittens. Some pictures will have to surely follow one day soon!