The great weather continues and are we ever happy, So are all the animals … horses, cattle, sheep, donkey, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and one rose ringed parakeet. And those are the domesticated farm animals (except the parakeet). On the wild side we have seen numerous flocks of Tundra Swans passing on their long migration to the Arctic; Turkey Vultures, Killdeer, and Robin, are obvious others that we have seen and heard as well as the usual hordes of Sparrows and Starlings.
There have been some lambs born over the past two weeks and they are all doing fine. More to come. There should also be a new calf in the next month or so.
We have purchased our first lot of seeds from William Dam Seeds in Dundas, the types that can go in earliest. We planted 4 rows of Broad Beans (Fava Beans) from our own supply of saved seeds and as we get the garden worked up several other vegetables will be seeded directly into the garden. We have to have the soil dried a little, just enough so that it does not stick to the tools and implements. It is just barely there but when we have any rain we can’t do too much.