A really nice hot summers day in late spring mid-May. Much planting has been finished but much more needs to be done. More work than ever just now. The horses have been working well, both teams. We use the older team on some of the lighter work were more precision is needed. The new team is, being much younger, capable of doing more and heavier work than the old team, but they are not nearly as well trained. They are not so good at walking straight and are not experienced enough to get all the commands right and to figure out what we are asking of them. They just need to do more things, more often in order to gain experience and we’ll get to know them and they will get to know us as well.
Chickens are doing quite well and the lay rate from the ducks as well as the chickens is quite high. We need to get them moving around again on their pasture rotations. The ducks really do like to splash around in their little swimming pool. The pool will be filled, it takes maybe 60 or 70 litre of water to fill it to the brim, and within a half hour or so the ducks will have splashed nearly three quarters of it out on to the ground. They have great fun and the chickens tolerate their antics with dignity.
The horses, cows and the sheep are still not yet on the new pasture as ours has ben somewhat slow to get established. We probably badly overgrazed it last fall so it is still slow to recover. Soon though.
Lots of nice flowers, sweet smelling lilacs in various colours, dandelions, apple trees, mulberries, and much more.