Spring Changes

This past week we have been cleaning and revamping the Homestead.  Aside from the sheep and a few free-range chickens in the far upper pasture, all animals have been moved to new homes.  I can’t help but feel relived.  As much as our goats served a wonderful purpose, our last gal had long since dried up and we made a determination years ago to not harbor “hay burners”.  So, out with the old and in…. Well, nothing new for a while.  I am happy to report all have found loving homes!  Prayerfully this spring we can work on the farming aspect of life and not so much the ranching aspects.

DSC00607Here are two of our favorite friends, Cocoa and Ramsey.  Considered “married” they shared a pen for years and when Cocoa dies, Ramsey was left along to dwell in his sorrow.  Being an Ram over time her became aggressive (lack of a wife does this to these creatures) so for safety reasons along with the “burning of the hay” he had to go as well.  Thankfully he is now on a wonderful farm with a harem of wives to choose from 🙂

So many things are already popping up and waiting to used, it’s really amazing how much is avail to us on our small Homestead ~


Our ever faithful Rosemary

Lemon Balm

Year round Bay Leaf

LOADS of Camelias for out tables!

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