A Bird's Eye View
We see you. We see all the work you do, all the burdens you carry, all the effort you put into caring for the ones you love. It is such important work, and we are grateful for all that you do. — Heebeejeebees and her whole chicken gang
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
Saul has made it through his first week and seems to be thriving. He’s a mellow boy who likes taking sun naps and lounging in the tall grass. Julia is naturally very shy, though she’s come out of her shell with lots of patience (and, let’s be real, treats). Since we use artificial insemination, I selected a bull known for passing on a friendly temperament—and it seems to have worked! Petey, Julia’s first calf, has only let me touch him maybe three times, max. So far Saul has welcomed any and all skritches.
Also: he loves having his photo taken, and is always ready to strike a pose. Just look at those lashes!
I’m SO impressed with Chris’ beekeeping skills. Now in his third year with bees, he predicted, down to the exact day, when his hives would start swarming. So far two hives have split. The first swarm marched right into the new box we provided. The second swarm is still thinking about it. Apparently, no one has told them how insane the real estate market is right now!
Here’s What I Loved This Week
I love that when our hens are overachievers and egg sales are slow, we can donate our extras to the local food pantry. We sent 15 dozen off in time for Easter.
Also, the apple blossoms are complete stunners this year.
Finally, I loved this video. Someday, we’ll probably end up with a herding dog. For now, I just have to be content watching cute videos.