The sheep and donkeys had little interest in the hay I put out for them yesterday afternoon. Today we let them into then north pasture. The grass is a little longer there and they were very happy.
The bird came to the feeder as I was stitching the first entry on my Corona Kimono Calendar. He gobbled the last of the birdseed, stared at me brazenly then went back to eating looking up at me from time to time.
I took it as a good sign.
I couldn’t find my bird book so I asked my friend Jackie what kind of bird it was. She thought it was a young male Goldfinch, (not just because he was gobbling up the food) because it looks like he’s still molting. I’d seen some yellow birds at the feed in the past couple of weeks, but none this bright and cheeky.
I’m going to miss not seeing the birds more this year than I usually do. They bring me many moments of joy seeing them out my studio window each time they flit onto the feeder and off again.
So I sat quietly, the kimono waiting patiently on my sewing machine, and watched the goldfinch until he flew away.
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a third goose come into the pasture where our Bedam Farm Goose couple hang out before the female lays her eggs on the other side of the fence near the marsh.
I’m not completely sure, but I imagine the male goose is chasing away another male goose. There was a lot more fighting going on before I took this video. But I guess I caught the important part of the potential suitor being chased away.
Jon and I picked up three frozen pizza’s today from Lisa Carrino from the Round House Cafe. The cafe is closed, but she and her husband Scott are making take-out pizza from their home bakery.
Jon stayed in the car and Lisa and I made a quick exchange of pizza for money. But when we got home and took the pizza out of the bag, in the bottom was a little white bag with the word “Baaa” written on it and this lamb cookie in it.
It’s such a pretty little thing, I don’t see how I’m going to eat it.
We let the animals into the south pasture to graze for the first time this spring. They were eager to get to the green grass even though it’s not very high yet.
It’s always a beautiful and satisfying thing to see them enjoying the grass after going so long without it.
I’ve heard from so many people that tell me their animals are grounding during this very unsettling time. I find the same with my animals.
Today Jon and I sat with the Donkeys for a while and Jon took a video to try and capture the calm that we feel around them and share it with all of you.
In the three or so years we’ve had our different fish tanks, I never really looked down at them through the top of the tank.
Last night I saw our fish tank in a whole new way. It’s kind of amazing what I was able to see from this different point of view. Makes me wonder what else I can see, that I think I know, in a new way.
Fate has never been interested in the swamp along the path in the woods. But it’s one of Zinnia’s favorite places.
Actually any place that she can get good and muddy in is her favorite place. And even though I know she’s going to drag all the mess back to my car, I love to see her splash in the swamp and big muddy puddles.
I’m not sure why it’s so much fun to watch. Maybe because I can remember doing the same as a kid and having so much fun.
I used to pull Asher out of the hay feeder when I first saw him standing in it with his front feet. But he does it so often, and no one else seems to mind so now I just leave him alone.
It’s been raining a lot, gloomy days for me, but April showers and all that. If we get some sunshine after all this rain, the grass will pop up and the sheep and donkeys will be grazing instead of eating hay.