1. We have a horse. A beautiful Newfoundland pony named Ladd.
2. Anna Kate started riding lessons on him! He's so sweet.
3. We have really amazing friends in Nova Scotia. I'm so glad we took the risk and moved here.
4. missin' Mark.
5. We have some serious eggs happening on our farm. Can't wait to get an egg stand set up at our new place
6. It's finally spring here I think. It's been a long dreary few months.
7. Just feeling happy and excited about the future.
8. I love babies.
Oh my, the last couple days have been intense. Skye got into a bucket of grain and got sick so I spent most of my time worrying, googling, and syringing baking soda water down her sad little throat. I was really nervous for a while but she seems to be pulling through. Not that she's totally out of the woods because sheep can get infections after grain acidosis but she seems much better than before. She's doing so great with her little girl, who we named Fleur.
We have some new lady chickens added to our flock who I'm hoping will go broody and we are getting TONS of eggs. The mama duck is starting to pluck feathers and she's picking really horrible spots to start her nest. But I've give up trying to move her because she is just too stubborn.
And I have to say, I rarely think about my new house. The one I'll be moving into in only two months. I think it's because if I did, I would go mad with excitement. It's like if I want it too badly, it may not happen. But it is happening and each day brings me a little closer to wide plank floors, tin ceilings, hay lofts in the barn, garden plans and family/community farming which is what we've always wanted. And this place that we're in right now, it needs so much. But someone is gonna love it. and I wish it no harm, this little house on Hampton Mountain. Because it brought us here and here finally feels like home. I did have to laugh though because we've been here two years and Mark and I were figuring out that we've never been in a place longer than two years since we've been married. But the next place... that's it, Lord willing. So there is my little update. I hope spring is easing in just as beautifully for all of you.
We woke up this morning to a beautiful little lamb. Everything was perfect and fine and she was just chillin' with her mama, her daddy and weird uncle sven, the wether. She'd already nursed and was clean and dry with a beatiful umbilical stump. I guess I wasn't needed. It's really cold though and I can't help but worry about her right now, in the cold night. I sure hope all is well when I go back out tomorrow morning but I'm sure it will be. She needs a name now.