Spring is here to stay as the meadows fill up with wildflowers and green grass pushes up past the gold grass of winter, giving the countryside a hazy shimmer of life and vitality.
It’s the start of Spring holidays here in Queensland and Bear and I are knuckling down, nose to the grindstone, churning through one farm project after another.
The first was mending two large holes in the goat pen fence made by these deceptively innocent looking beauties who sauntered through happy as you please.
Next up was affixing a mesh roof to our goose house to protect the about-to-be-born goslings from marauding owls. Not a bad view up for a goose. 🙂
Today it was shifting two massive 640 kg (1408 lb) hay bales from the trailer into the hay shed using crowbars, pitchforks, and brute strength. I still can’t believe we did it all by ourselves. There was much grunting and gasping as we pep-talked ourselves through each muscle straining shove, roll, and lift. We may not be able to move in the morning, but we did it! 🙂
With the arrival of warm Spring weather, the ducks, geese, and chickens have started laying again. I’m so happy to have free range eggs again, especially because they often come with pretty downy feathers included.
These are busy days on the farm, but very satisfying ones. It feels good to see the fruits of our wintertime labors as trees blossom, seeds become seedlings, and baby animals make their appearance.
What work is satisfying you these days?