Sunday, April 12, 2009
Feeling happy about spring
Hello. It's me, Roxy the farm dog. You haven't heard from me (or my farmgirl) in a while. Over the past few weeks, my farm people have been very busy...travelling to Texas, digging new garden beds, planting, transplanting, pruning, raking and trying to finally finish the clean up of the great mess that winter left behind.
Despite all the work and busy-ness going on around me, I wanted to share with you how happy I'm feeling about spring finally being here:
As you can see, I am feeling *very* happy right now.
I do want to point out, though, that as happy as I am, I also try to do my part to help out. It takes many hands (and paws) to keep a farm running smoothly.
For example, I routinely walk the perimeter of the lawn to make sure all is in order:
I assist in raspberry cane transplanting. Here I am confirming the suitable location that has been chosen:
I point out any debris piles that have been overlooked for pick up:
I let my chickens out each day. See them all waiting for me?:
Once they're out, they tend to run all willy-nilly and it's crucial I stick around to keep them safe:
My mom caught a shot of me through the raspberries and grapes, minding the chickens. In this case, I was keeping an eye on Roopert. Sometimes he sneaks up on me and it kind of freaks me out:
It isn't until all my chickens are safe back in their run that I can finally lie down and rest for a minute:
Funny how sleepy that sunshine can make you:
So, you won't fault me if, after a long day, I like to go inside on my couch and take a nice pup nap, right? Can you see me wrapped inside my favorite blankets?:
Here's to spring!
My farmgirl will be back soon to share what's been going on around here (from her perspective).