April left with another storm, another 18 inches or so of snow. Dosado had her two kid a few days before the storm hit, when it was a balmy 75degrees, but then two days later lows in the single digits.
But I think that spring is finally here. The grass is greening up and it has been in the 80's the last couple of days.
Here is Dosado's new kids. Of course the flashy one is the little buck, the other is the doe.
Dennis took a couple of pictures of me bottle feeding babies. The first is a lamb, she was one of
Kipcha's triplets born in March. I wanted to supplement her so it would lessen the strain on Kipcha, and give the little female extra milk as the two male brothers are very aggressive when it comes to feeding time.
I only have one more ewe to lamb as of May 18th. I hope she does not have triplets, as I don't want to bottle feed another.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!! We had a nice day with the family at Ryan's home. Hamburgers with all the fixins' even home made french fries!!! Here is an absolutely gorgeous picture of Tera, looks all studious.
A picture of Julie and the girls.
Tera wanted to go, so we did. But I outlasted them all. Here are the three of them lined up waiting for me to finish up with yet another sales person. Now, is this a Kodak moment or what!
Tera and I went to an all town garage sale in Ault, (10 miles south of us, and our closest gas station). Boy did I get some good deals! I bought Tera a drop leaf table for $20 and 3 chairs, for $15. I took the table home, which was pretty beat, up but solid wood and sanded it.
I have not been able to spend as much time as I would like, or should, in my sewing room. However, I did get a quilt on my frame and it is waiting to be quilted. Note the black clip on light, $1 at the Ault garage sale!
Also I did manage to make two blocks for quilt club on Tuesday.
I just finished reading The Glass Castle:A Memoir by Jeannette Walls. A must read, it is her biography. She also wrote Half Broke Horses, that I wrote about in my last blog. She tells of her life as a child, being raised by two mentally challenged parents, one also an alcoholic. The hardships that she and her siblings had to endure. And she rose above them to be an author and contributor to MSNBC. I gauge the measure of an author if I seek out other books that they have written. So both of these books are good. Read Half Broke Horses first, it is an autobiography about her Grandmother.
NEW HOBBY IN THE FAMILY
Well actually, it is an old hobby. Dennis has again started an apiary. He was an avid bee keeper up in Glyndon MN when we lived there, getting upwards of 700# of honey from 4 hives. We lived by the Hutterites and they used to extract the honey from the combs for us. "Up Nort" he had the Langstroth type hives, the typical hive you see that has stacked up white boxes. He has since started with Top Bar Hives which are more like a hollow log. More natural for the bees. Natural and organic, mite free, fungicide and moth
Last spring we had tilled 2 1/2 acres of our property and planted bee habitat. It has been growing nicely, as the antelope have been in there all spring grazing. Hope something is left for the bees.
Dennis has to check the bees every three days. Here is how they have been progressing.