It is almost time to get some Spring crops in the ground. Today we plowed the garden. With the warm weather we have had the last few days I am itching to play in the dirt. I will go slow though, knowing one of the biggest snow storms we ever had was in late March. We will plant snow peas, radishes, lettuce and carrots this weekend.
I also spent the better part of the afternoon checking over the dairy goats that have kidded thus far. We have some really heavy milkers. I milked a few out, trimmed feet and caught an early case of mastitis. We are deciding the course of treatment. If she will drink the milk I will feed it back to her and use lavender and tea tree oils for a day or two to see what happens. If not I will be forced to use antibiotics. I don't want to take a chance on udder damage. We had another set of twins born today. My mom went to check on them and all I heard was "For Pete's' sake!!" I yelled, "Check again!" Some things just don't change. Yep, you guessed it, 2 more boys... I had to laugh. New count 18 bucks, 10 does.
And finally, I was able to get to the bee keeper and put a deposit on our nucs. They will be ready to install on April 16. I am looking forward to having bees again!