I went outside and spent a little time with Courage. I realize that all the calves I have been around are super curious, but Courage is something else. She is brave as well. She is willing to walk up to me, even with Murrial's protests. Courage follows me around, and this makes Murrial anxious. She isn't as welcoming as a long time handled cow, Murrial still has issues with me, but as long as I bring her a treat, she will allow me to be near her and her daughter. She did tag me the other day. I was scratching Murrial's head, and I guess she decided that was enough as she was out of treats and attempted to butt me. She slid in the mud, so the impact wasn't as painful as it could have been. It was also into the palm of my hand, it hurt my shoulder. My yell of disbelief, startled her, and she didn't know what to do after that.
Courage taking her first steps
I have been looking into inexpensive ways to build out building on the farmstead. I think I would like to build my ice house out of used tires. I am trying to convince my husband to allow me to experiment a bit, and build a new goat house out of the used tire technique. This will at least give me a structural idea as well as climate control. Of course one side will be open, no door. But if the interrior still stays cooler than normal shade, I might have something. Has anyone ever done anything with used tires? I guess I should say, built a structure with used tires.
I dreamed about foxes again last night. I am so paranoid about putting the little chickens outside because of that fox. We can't seem to get rid of it, and I don't want to lose more birds to it. The good neighbor has lost so many, he is just a tad angry about it.
I was offered a Miniature donkey yesterday. It hasn't even been born yet, but I don't think they are wanting to train it, and that's why I got the offer. I will not be taking on more animals until I am out at the farmstead. I am out of room here.
Spring cleaning begins today. Not just the packing up this and that, but full blown cleaning. I made a deal with my husband last night. Let's just day that I never have to be dragged to another one of his family outings again. I love my husband, and not sure how he turned out the way he has in the family he was dealt. But after 13 years of trying to be part of that family and still being viewed as the whore he knocked up and the relationship is only temporary, I kind of give up. Believe me, I am thrilled about this deal. It makes life seem so much more pleasant. That sounded mean, didn't it?
The bees are out in full force. Swarming the dandelions. My tulips haven't bloomed yet, so they are making do. I love it! I get very excited to see them zoom passed my head. I have to remind the boys that they have to wear shoes, we don't want them stepping on the bees again this year. Unfortunately one of my hive seems dead. I will leave it be for now, as my mother's bees seemed to leave in the winter and then return. Good neighbor's hive seems to be dead as well. We will give them time to return.
Spring is good.