Poured today. Funny how only the ducks and geese like the flooding. All the rest of them are pretty miserable, me included.
Yesterday I planted the rock garden with portulaca, begonias (bathroom plants on South Africa), impatients, pansies, violas and a couple of others I don't remember the names. Only 1 rose seems to have disappeared over the Winter, and I've seen life on all but 1 so far. Asked Herbie if he'd noticed the garden this morning, of course, when he was feeding the sheep but it was only on his 2nd trip that he realised they were new plants as I'd gone shopping :) not a resurgence of last years'. 3 ground cover plants popped up after Winter, the two sedums Teri planted and the golden leaved one.
Checked the undisturbed berry garden - lots of white flowers on the strawberries, and counted 14 asparagus plants, so still 15 to show life. The newly transplanted apricot tree is doing great, glad I got the epsom salts spread before the rain. Wanted to plow the garden this week-end, but the ground's too mushy and the tractor will sink.
This morning Hugh was stuck halfway out the fence. Herbie told me when I went to make tea, and that he hadn't fed them so I quickly went to rescue him. Niece pushed out between the next fence slat, and I struggled to wriggle him back, pushing her back in too. Poor little fellow was hoarse ! Maybe he won't be so keen to push out again. I've cut their bottle feedings to twice a day as they are nearly a month old and should be getting lots of nutrients from hay and grass.
Went mushroom hunting again, but nothing. Maybe tomorrow if it gets warm enough, but we have a cold front approaching for Thursday.