Herbie is currently baking peanut butter chocolate chip cookies in the kitchen, and I'm on day 3 of a detox :(. Such is life !
Looks as if it's the start of mud season ! Been drizzling all day, I scooped water out of the basement window well after taking Star back to the garden after milking. Both her hoof marks and my boot marks are sunk across the back garden, coming and going !
Herbie re-started the sump pump in the tunnel and there is only a bit of water down there now although it's still running in, but the lower barn is flooded too, as ice is blocking the drain and water is running down the back, around the side and into the doorway. I used to just throw the water from cleaning, rinsing and sterilising the milking equipment down there, but now have to carry it out the door to throw if out, walking carefully so I don't slip on the ice. Put some straw down so that Star can get some traction when she comes for milking. Not a fan of this long Winter.
We led Max and Missy to the other side of the yard yesterday, and showed them the hay and water, they still seem to prefer the lower side, staring at the sheep. Took Star to meet them yesterday; excitement all around. The horses neighing and moving around, Stars' ears perked forward, moo-ing gently. Didn't move closer than about 20 ft from each other, and there was a fence between them.
Was just thinking about all the use our little horse trailer has had. Bulls and cows to butcher / auction, fetching calves, collecting walk-about cows, bringing new cow purchases home, selling cows, moving sheep - for sale and to butcher, lent it out for moving a horse and for Larry to fetch his walk-about calves, bringing hay home as a return trip from trading a ram lamb, and lastly bringing our horses home. Think that was a very well spent $400 :).
Planted some citrus seeds and little green leaves are poking out the pot. Think Meyer Lemon, grapefruit and plain lemons. Can't remember if I stuck a lime seed in or not. Plan on transplanting them to large pots which I'll put outside late Spring until Autumn, having them inside over Winter.
The catnip is doing very well, thank you Teri. Plus I have onion tops starting to root. Still need to put the seeds into pots. Maybe tomorrow.