Everything is so full of life and vigor!
Cows frolic. Pigs break loose from their pens. Chicks peep and leap with wild abandon.
And I make the children clean out barns and sheds and obscure corners and closets in the house, all the while harboring a secret desire to move, because moving is so much easier.* We’re on spring break, last week and this, and I want so much to tidy, declutter and organize that I have to make a conscious effort to just have fun with the kids.
Our hatches are going extremely well this year. I seem to have a higher hatch rate than usual and expect to make another couple of chicken tractors. We have a new design in mind, too, to at least get the turkeys started on pasture. They may have to finish in a pen, but we can probably keep them on grass for three or four months. We also have a calf due soon, and calves always delight us.
*Another holdover from Army life: At two point five years, I start getting ready to go, and if we don’t move, I get ready every year thereafter until we do. Nothing like a good move to lighten the load! 🙂