Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And the 30th made up for all the others
March 30th turned out to be a wonderful day! After 28 days of rain, it didn't rain once. The sun didn't shine much, but it was warmer and drier... and, quite simply, it was a day meant to be spent outside.
Do you know what this is?:
It's a Trillium. They've started to bloom!
Honey hen completely bypassed my arm this morning and went straight for the scratch bucket:
Skippy was totally taking notes:
Since the rain had stopped, it was finally time to try to fix the part of the fence my goat boys have been escaping through:
It sure isn't gonna look pretty, but you know what?
I'm the girl who's using orange baling-twine as fencing in the adjacent chicken pasture. I'm not too concerned with "pretty" at this point - it just needs to work:
And it does:
Because I could contain them again, look who got to come into the middle pasture and help me with pasture clean-up today:
And they were in prime helpful form, too:
Pete assisted by scratching his head:
rubbing his nose:
and licking the rake:
Reggie did his part by staring intently at me. This wasn't uncomfortable at all:
I'm always a little nervous when everyone is in one pasture together, especially Chester and the goats:
- but everyone did just fine.
I still would never leave Chester in the pasture alone with the goat boys. It just wouldn't be prudent:
But with me right there, raking up dead moss and dried blackberry brambles, everyone grazed peacefully:
Beau came over repeatedly for hugs and pats. He was very happy we were all outside together again:
There was even a bit of kissing going on:
After some time, I took a break:
and that's when I noticed the audience on the hill behind us:
It was then that George decided to scoot through the electric fence to be with us:
Reggie gets really intense when he's nervous about something. Neither he nor Pete care much for George. George just freaks them out for some reason:
This was as close as Pete would get. Big chicken:
Even when George went back on the other side of the fence, things were still a bit tense. Here's George:
And here are Pete and Reggie staring at George:
It was 8:04pm when I finally came inside for the evening. These are the days I have been waiting for! The air smells fresh, the frogs are croaking, I can be outside in a sweatshirt instead of my huge coat, and I can hear things growing.
Today was a really good day.
We all thought so: