I love spring, I think we all love spring. Except for allergies of course.
We live in Perth, it gets HOT in summer, at times too hot to enjoy life outdoors. Spring is perfect outdoors. Perfect time to get the hard work in the garden done ready to sit back in the heat of summer and just maintain and enjoy.
Spring is when I shut down televisions, electronic games and any form of indoor play and force the kids outdoors to discover life, adventure and play totally unplugged.
This year we’ve acted on the vegetable garden project and it’s up and running, exciting too is that our friends who have four children have taken on a portion (because there is no room in their suburban garden) to grow their own veg too. We have the space so why not share it!
The kids (goats) are thriving and it’s so much fun to watch them skip and leap about in the warm sunshine, it’s awesomely cute to watch Mrs Goaty lay down and tolerate them using her as a pile of rocks as they climb and bounce all over her. True motherly love.
The small kid that we had in the house and we were bottle feeding was accepted back by Mrs Goaty a whole week later! We miss little Flossy but she still comes up and visits us and she’s visited all the classes of the children bringing much delight to the many suburban children who don’t get to experience such awesome fun as baby animals.
Mr Burb put his hammer to work and made an awesome milking stand and to my great delight Mrs Goaty loves it. She munches on her grain and ever so graciously allows me to milk her. I don’t take much, just practice and get her used to me because when the kids are sold I will take over milking her for consumption and for soap making.
This weekend the children had a go at milking her much to their delight and as we have two extra children staying with us they’ve experienced something I don’t think they will ever forget.
Freya is a little jealous of all the change in attention and we’ve had to banish her for a time to the back paddock, she was a little rough with the goat kids and bullied them. Poor Freya, she wants friends but has no manners.
Here are some photos of the past couple of weeks.
What a life!