The first two weeks in our new home were spent primarily inside- unpacking boxes, cleaning, organizing, building shelves, sorting and so on and so forth. As things begin to settle, I find myself drawn to get back outdoors, to explore our new acreage and give the girls a little breathing room.
We did just that this week. They climbed trees and fences, ran in the soggy grass, discovered a small creek and built a bonfire. They added to their fairy garden, constructed an outdoor "kitchen," and have found every hiding spot in the barn. And the highlight of the week- they have a baby lamb to care for. One of our ewes had twins and was not taking good care of the one we now call "Bunny." Margo and Micah spent the first three nights sleeping in the garage, waking every few hours to bottle feed their tiny new friend. Bunny has now been moved to the barn (chiefly because I know who will end up cleaning her messes). She has a companion in her stall- the runt of a litter of piglets that we got two weeks ago. The pig is now 10 weeks old and is struggling to keep pace with his brothers so we pulled him to give him a bit more room and competition-free eating. They are quite the pair.
We are nearing the end of January and pretty soon Spring will be upon us and with that the start of Farmer's Market season! We are busily preparing and planning and cannot wait to see everyone's faces each week. Until then- thanks for checking in here and for supporting your local farm!