Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cub Scout Bluebird House Project on the farm

I am very thankful to Amanda and her Pack 120 of Hedgesville! Her boys dressed up our farm last week while providing secure nesting spots for bluebirds. Sustaining the habitat of the Eastern Bluebirds is a priority here, as they originally suffered a huge decline in the 70s. This beautiful chattery bird helps control the mosquito population (we have a pond right next to our house) and is a welcome sign of spring.

Not a day after the houses went up - I spotted a prospective resident!

More pictures will be added to the photo album as I have time.

Happy birdwatching!


Sunday, March 9, 2008

Catching up

Well, it's not as if I didn't have any profound thoughts to express this past winter - it was just that I was pretty busy.

Best laid plans failed - we ended up with a group winter kidding. From December 20th through January 2nd, my does gave us 14 kids. This year the bucks will be REMOVED from the fields and locked up with padlocks after August! I truly thought everyone was bred, so I let them run with their boys. Silly me. Don't I realize after 3 years that goats don't read your planners!

I'll leave you with a different kind of baby - Born a week ago here. He's our first lamb this year.