“When I go into the garden with a spade and dig a bed, I feel such exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Picked out my seeds last night for the garden. I love looking through the Seed Savers Exchange catalog. It makes me happy seeing all of the beautiful veggies, especially the potatoes, tomatoes and the onions. All of the wonderful things I can make with those ingredients.
Sabrina and I visited the chickens today and found that Chicken Melissa laid an egg in the new spot we created for nesting. We used old plastic bins and stacked them on top of each other. Filled them with hay, and voila… a warm spot to lay eggs. Melissa is our chocolate egg layer. She is a good size chicken, but her eggs are very small comparatively. I think I remember the eggs getting larger as they mature.
We are acting like expectant parents these days. The goats are expected to be born between now and February 6th. Farmer Sara said that the earliest we could be coming to pick them up is February 4th. We will be stopping by our property to pick up the electric fence posts the morning that we pick up the goats. They are so easy to move around and not very costly to run. Hopefully it will be enough power to keep the goats on the right side of the fence.
Oh… we have names. Drum roll, please. Sabrina’s Saanen will be named Luna. She is the color of the moon. Caroline’s Alpine will be named Areida (U-reeda) from a book, Ella Enchanted. They listen to the audio book almost every night, so it has lots of meaning.
I am hoping to have pictures of the newborns very soon.