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Kevin and I have a friendly bet going on, and it has to do with the girl pictured above. Her name is Daisy and she is due to farrow anytime. It looks like this is going to be a close race. My bet is wagered on by end of day Friday (midnight). Kevin's is after Friday. Stay tuned to see who wins!
In other news, the winter-spring-winter cycle continues.... last week it looked like the above photo. Over the weekend, it all melted, warmed up, and tonight, it looks like this -
By this time next week, everything should be nicely covered in puddles and mud. :) I'm excited for the warmer weather, but not terribly excited for mud season.
Some of you may be wondering what we decided on the microwave. Well, I have been doing fine going without it. While it is a very nice option when time is short, I still think the food tastes better not cooked/warmed up in the microwave, and, as long as I plan ahead, the microwave is not a necessary appliance. Maybe this year we will see the microwave exiting the kitchen.
Update on Chicken orders
If you were thinking about ordering poultry from us this year, I encourage you to get those orders in. We now have three order dates filled (hooray!). Get your orders in to ensure that we will have birds for you. :) Click here for ordering information.
Last weekend we had the opportunity to get away overnight and attend a retreat. It was a blessing to be able to go for a night and get in some R & R. Thanks to all those who helped make this possible! We had to coordinate who would take care of our kids, the dog, and do our farm chores. Some wonderful people are in our lives who helped make this possible, and we are thankful for them.
Spring is coming
Along with day to day happenings, our next few weeks will be filled with attending farm conferences, finishing up seed orders and organic paperwork, piano testing day for the kids, and a couple of piano accompanying events for me. And, hopefully, it will also be the beginning of farrowing season. We hope to have several litters born in the next couple months. Our laying chicks will also arrive in March - the beginning of poultry raising here.
Until next time - enjoy the rest of winter!