Even after a mild winter, Spring still manages to come all in a rush with so many things to do.
Connor got his very first pick-up truck ride. It was just down to the end of my road and I was sitting right next to him, holding on tight.
He was dubious about it being a good idea, but caught on quick.
The grass is growing, which means it's time to take it away from the herd. I re-built the inner fence, leaving them only their over-chewed track and hay. They have had free run of the whole farm all winter and they are mighty upset with me.
Between losing their grass privileges and the arrival of the black flies this afternoon, the donkeys are not happy with the state of the world, even though the Spring sun does feel awfully good.
The ice went off the pond and, lo and behold, I could see the sunken frisbee about ten feet from shore. FB thought I should jump right in and rescue it. I, however, believe in the principle of "work smarter not harder" and no way was I going to swim out into those frigid depths to retrieve it. Luckily, with the help of a very long pole, the new frisbee was rescued and I kept my feet dry (or as dry as leaky, Spring boots allow).
Over at FB's, the ewe who looked like she was going to have a whole litter of lambs went and did just that, producing a healthy set of quadruplets.
They are all doing well so far and mom loves all her babies, but we will likely take one or two off her to raise as bottle babies or try to graft onto another mom is anyone has just one baby. Four babies are rather more than most ewes can do a good job of raising. Both ewe and lambs tend to not thrive - only room for two at the milk bar.
Sheep are funny creatures and generally do best when they have twins. When they only have one, it is often a huge baby that is difficult to deliver. More than two are hard to feed.
Now, if we can just convince the rest of the girls to follow this sensible advice.
One did anyway, as there is also a set of twins. No pictures of them yet. They are Flora's first babies and she is a bit nervous. I left her in peace with her babies and will get pictures when they are ready. All things bloom in their time.
Some of last year's wool helping out in the garden.
Some of the other projects this weekend included moving machinery, garden prep, tree planting and even some of this...
Spring is my favorite time of year, I just wish it would slow down and last a bit longer.