It makes us feel so much more like doing stuff outside! The baby goats are both now eating like little pigs. After four days of struggling with the buckling Domingo, one night, he finally was watching the doeling, Willow, suck down the last of her bottle with lots of sucking noise and you could see the lightbulb click on in his face. He walked up and started bumping her out of the way, grabbed the nipple and sucked with all his might! Hooray! I was about at wit’s end with him. I was just getting enough milk down him to keep him alive but not much more. After that night, he’s been taking a whole bottle three times a day with lust and would eat more if I would give it to him. (It’s always a good idea to leave babies a little hungry; they don’t get diarrhea that way, which could kill them.)
Our seedlings are growing like weeds. I’ll be starting to transplant them soon. I do know I won’t be using Jiffy pellets again. I did use them, as usual, for some of the peppers and Pro-Mix in four packs for the rest. The plants in the Pro-Mix are twice or more the size of the ones in Jiffy pellets. And nothing else is different. That was an unplanned experiment!
Will is continuing to work on the greenhouse. The work did slow down when we got all that rain and snow. Nine days, total, of nasty weather. We’re so glad the sun’s out and the temperature is warming up some more. It won’t be long before we’re gardening outside again. — Jackie