Well my March Challenge didn’t go as expected, nothing quite like getting derailed. Hubby and working the farm plus lambing and voila.. add in the flu for me an no time for posts, no time to be creative on meals, I wanted them simple, easy and salad at every supper and fresh fruit in the house for daily use for hubby’s healing needed.
I spent 36 dollars on the third week for hubbies needs and I spent 29 in week four, I didn’t go crazy and I was a good girl in the fact that I eat canned or fruits, I kept all meats, egg and milk from the farm.. Also all the green onions you could want in top form.
Dang fruit, veggies and bread are crazy costly! I have to admit that I really was unhappy about buying bread but I just have not got back into the bread making like I should be since my mom moved to the house.
We had another set of twin lambs born in the barn overnight, they were not there on last check and were there on morning chores. I moved the last set of twins out of the jug and into the momma-baby pen and moved the new mom and babies into the jug after a bit of freshening up. Still pretty new and pretty hollow but bonded.
Everything is was frozen this morning, now we have a sleety wet rain with mud being tracked. I am well enough that I am making five hours as my max up before I need a rest. Hopefully that will be extended soon.
My mom is quite sick in Alberta, viral pneumonia and such.. she has been sick and on meds for a while now and going back to the doctor today for another round of help. Part of me wishes that she was hear so I could give a helping hand and part of me is glad she is not hear and didn’t get my flu thing on top of her current illness.
Hubby is slowly, very slowly getting better. He did go to work for three days this week with one teli-work day. I think that he is back to work now full time but still off the farm chores for another six weeks.
Everything is shedding out their winter coats, grooming the dogs daily at this point trying to keep the amount of hair needing to be cleaned up in the house down and if you walk by the horse’s they will shed half a horse on you!
Goodness are they muddy beasts and so much pasture clean up is required.. I swear they laugh at me when they greet me at the gate after a fresh mud roll.. Their Bromance is going strong. I had to laugh at them when I came out with halters, they were both so excited to see them.. clearly they are looking forward to doing ground work and going for walks. They have had their spring worming. I have been just going out and grooming them free style but maybe I will halter them up and do a tie and groom just to give something new to it.
The weekend is to be warmer then now but still below freezing. However next week appears to be more normal spring temps.. or so they say now.. we will see..
Oh, I hope you get your warm up soon with all your babies and everyone sick. You better look after yourself – when the farmer gets sick everyone is in trouble.
Working on it, my ferrier says that so many local people this winter got sick and are in the puffers like myself. Its my immune system, I am truly hoping that a proper spring-summer and fall of eating all that fresh goodness off the farm will make a big difference to my health.. but I hear you.. with J out for at least another six weeks, I do have to look after myself.. there is no one else.
Exactly – and there is nothing like fresh but it takes so LONG to grow! The ground must still be so cold up there – we are not planting anything yet either. Hope your Mum gets better soon too. Mercy. c
O yes, the ground is still very much frozen here and it does take a good while for a number of things to get going. Thanks for the kind words on my mom.. have a good evening and you stay safe and warm as well