One of my egg farm refugees helps herself to breakfast.
Local readers of my blog have been complaining loud and often that it's been forever since I've posted anything. Here's the deal: There hasn't been much to report. (That's a good thing.) Just a quiet, warm, snowless, uneventful winter-into-spring. I like it.
Two weeks ago, we had three new arrivals at the homestead, but today is the first time they weren't too scared to let me get close to them. Meet the piggies:
I have never met such skittish little pigs. Today is the first time I have actually seen them.
The turkeys have started gobbling now, so it's incredibly loud outside. Every morning, we have THREE roosters crowing before dawn, and every time one lets loose (once a minute, conservatively), all the turkeys gobble.
I've been getting up kind of early.
The chickens are enjoying the bare ground and comfortable temps. But we now have two young, randy roosters running around.
The girls clear out whenever one of them shows up.
The husband and the cats are fine.
I've been spinning away on my hand-dyed Romney fiber. I think I've finished seven skeins (one is way too fine, however). But I had to take a break a few weeks ago when I got a bit sick and didn't have the energy to sit up and spin. So I knit a shawl.
This is Jared Flood's Terra and I loved knitting it. It's to keep my shoulders warm at the office, which is about as warm as the antarctic research station all winter. Unfortunately, my urgent need to start a knitting project heading into a lazy, sickly weekend clashed with my lack of funds to buy nice yarn.
So I got cheap yarn. It's fine, but it's not great. I should have waited until I could afford something more luxurious. But at least I got to knit. It took a week.
Now I'm finishing up a baby sweater for my niece.
I may go back to the spinning but something weird has been happening around here. I believe it's called "spring." Today it's going to hit close to 70 and stay there all week, which will no doubt break all kinds of records. I'm not saying we aren't going to end up with a blizzard before winter's over. But today I cleaned out my black raspberries, blueberries and strawberries and planted leeks, kale, broccoli rabe and lettuce. So as far as I'm concerned, spring has begun.
I think a lot of the country is having similarly odd weather. I find it disturbing. But oh so enjoyable.
And that's all the news from the Lazy J.