Misc. musings on Springtime down at the Farm
I plan to cull the herd down in the fall to winter over about 3/5's the flock - meat on the table and sheepskin rugs.
I have identified a mill in the East that I will send fleeces for felting - we'll see how that goes.
Rhubarb is mysteriously growing in odd places - any experience out there with volunteer Rhubarb?
I am behind in garden transplanting.
Pasture rotation seems to be working - I would love to have one stretch of portable electric woven wire fencing to create graze strips, but so far doing 3 weeks on each large pasture plus a week in the small pasture lot in between (giving each large pasture 4 weeks off) seems to be working out OK.
Grapes have gone into bud burst and are leafing out . . . I did some heavy pruning this winter so I am glad to see sufficient buds to support some crop.
Lilacs are coming on, and camelia is in bloom. Daffodils are going but cherries and apples are in full bloom now and its tulip time.
Oh - endless other things - all a joy to do, just wish there was more time to do them rather than work at a computer, but alas one must pay for these things somehow.
Enjoy your bright week, dear reader.