I’ve got so many little ants running around on my counters and no matter how much I clean and scrub, they are always back again in a few minutes. On the one hand, they’ve got their own little communities to feed and I don’t like to drown or smash them, but on the other hand, they get into everything and I do like my honey ant-less.
My gardens are coming alive! The peas are up beautifully….
….and the cats have finally stopped playing with the onion bulbs long enough for them to get some roots in the ground.
Philip and I both love peppermint tea and we have a 2 ft. by 4 ft. bed of it. Last year I dried nearly 2 gallons of leaves (and I have lots left). It’s already off to a good start this year.
For years, Philip and I have wanted to get the sheep to mow our lawn. This spring, we’ve finally had the time to fence off the yard and now, right outside my kitchen window, the rams are busy clipping and fertilizing. They were glad to get out, but the extra room made them a little “rammy”. King George hit Remus really hard in the side and knocked him over onto his back. Now Remus is walking around a bit stiffly because of the blow.
Remus in foreground, King George behind him
Remus can be a real jerk though, and I’ve been on the “smashed” end of a lot of his charges. So, in a way, I felt like he had it coming since he’s always so belligerent. Still, I don’t like to see animals hurting no matter how ornery they are. We’ll keep a close eye on him for the next few days and hope he can walk it off.
I went to gather my eggs this evening and Grandma Cow was checking out a Jeep that was sitting in the neighbor’s driveway. With all the spring grasses available, she hasn’t been too interested in her hay.
My last stop for the day was with the beef cattle out on pasture. They were ready for some scratching and, as always, a fresh strip of grass to graze. With spring happening earlier than normal this year, our pasture grasses are quite tall. To get the most out of our grass and to keep the cattle from trampling a good portion of it, we’ve been moving them onto a new strip of grass three times a day.