Daily Archives: April 16, 2017

Good news (and a bit of bad)

Buffalo Girl and her happy calf

Buffalo Girl and her happy calf

Good news! Buffalo Girl delivered a healthy, long-legged heifer calf last week! I was concerned she might struggle to nurse…and we believe she did…but she is looking good now. She, along with the rest of the babies, is running her mama crazy. We love watching them frolic across the fields.

Speaking of fields, the good news is that we had 3 1/2 inches of rain in 3 days. The bad news is that we haven’t had any rain since. So, our rather sparse pastures are a bit greener but still sparse! We have 4 bales of hay left. Hopefully that will be enough.

Speaking of enough, we finally made the sad trip down to the blueberry fields. Georgia lost 80% of their blueberry crop to the cold snap. We lost about the same. But we should have enough to refill the freezer and share a bit with friends.

Much sadder is the serious damage done to the persimmon trees because we lost two years of growth and this years crop. The mulberry and mayhaw crops are also a complete loss but we may have some pears and some citrus. As John says, thank goodness our future does not depend on this year’s harvest! If it did, things would look bad indeed.

I forgot to mention that John bought me a little house for Christmas. I have moved out of the Avion and into my new digs. It is definitely a splurge–the Avion worked just fine–but I struggled to keep it organized since everything had to be stowed away. What is shocking is how much stuff was stowed! I had no real idea of how much storage I had until I took all my materials out from their various nooks and crannies. So, now the Avion is on Craigslist. I hope a really good new owner finds it! http://lakecity.craigslist.org/rvs/6090817213.html

So, life goes on. The sun shines and the weather is beautiful (though not as beautiful as rain!) The watermelon and bean seeds have sprouted. The bees are beginning to find some flowers. We are all healthy. The lark’s on the wing, the morning dew’s pearled; God’s in His heaven and all’s right with the world. 😉