|Little baby bird, I'm assuming pushed out of the nest to learn to fly, as it can a bit|
The weather has been quite hot, then all of the sudden ~ wonderful!
Hubby and I took advantage of the awesome coolness and had a date night. We went to a locally owned restaurant...split a pizza/beer, then off to play miniature golf ~ something we hadn't done in years. Really from sheer forgetfulness that we have a local course. We had the funest time playing, but mostly enjoyed two very elderly men playing ahead of us having a very good time themselves, barely even able to bend down to retrieve their own ball. They were to cute.
There is something wonderful about smallish towns. How everyone is your "neighbor". How even when you don't know them, or they you, you talk and laugh like you've always been friends.
We've had a rather bust last month, going back and forth between houses, working and such. All of the children have had sickness, some of them twice. A certain three year old has been oh Sooo very three...wearing me out daily not having nap time come quick enough.
Baby is crawling now, even pulling up on things, saying mama and dada, his first tooth has popped through with two more in sight. He crawls everywhere slapping his hands on the floor hunting the tinniest piece of anything to put into his mouth. He finds comfort in a favorite stuffy ~ buddy the dog, where he lovingly pulls and teethes on his ears and arms.
The garden didn't end up working out at the cabin. I guess planting above cardboard wasn't a good idea. We did decide to put in a late garden at the cottage in the woods, tilling and bringing in one load of wood chips. We planted tomatoes, a few peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, butternut squash, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkin, basil, some flowers, and greenbeans. The birds, I'm assuming clipped off every greenbean plant. Maybe I'll plant more, maybe not. We did end up with some things the previous owner left a couple tomato plants, a bit of established landscaping, and tons of wild raspberries!
My goodness I could just go on and on...okay almost done!
The bottle babies are finally weaned...whew glad that's over. The other baby (Rocky) we are putting up at night and milking both girls in the morning and opal still in the evening, only to be getting about a half gallon daily. I'm definitely still learning about goats. I got a book from the library about urban homesteading, there was a section about goats with a "goat recipe" for dairy goats. I couldn't believe how much she feed her girls, way more then I feed mine. So I made a trip to the feed store ~ alfalfa, oats, black sunflower seeds to be added to their sweet feed and minerals. I'm hoping they will plump up a bit and produce more milk. They are Nubians after all, they should be producing better then they are.
Wow! Sorry for such a long post and for not being on here regular...as goes life.
I hope June has been wonderful to you!
P.S. Sorry about the pictures, kinda blurry from my phone :)