|Posted on June 19, 2016 at 1:10 PM|
Well I’m glad to say that Brownie our milking cow had her calf a few days later than the expected date, producing a nice healthy heifer all on her own. It is always a joy to welcome new life on the farm. I now can have fresh unpasteurized milk again and make some cream cheese.
We did get some rain and you could almost see everything grow right before your eyes. I cut the grass for the first time since the fall and now we are already cutting our hay! It is just incredible how fast everything grows once the conditions are right, making it a race against nature to pluck out all those unwanted plants from the flower beds and veggie garden.
We tore down the old play structure to make way for a new farm theme structure. My daughter and I designed but we wanted and my Husband Bodo began the construction from our drawing. I am always amazed how he can do that! I am in the process of painting a large picture on one end of the structure with holes large enough for our guests to put their heads through and become the characters. I am having a lot of fun with this especially as I haven’t allowed myself time to paint for quite a few years.
Our first Summer guests arrive next week so it has become a mad panic to finish all those tidy up jobs around the farm and ‘to do’ list that never really ends as I keep adding to it on a daily basis. Thank goodness the days have been long as we head towards the Summer solstice, giving that extra day light time and cool evenings to get everything done.