June, the month summer officially begins!
This year it has been a true month of summer. We had warm and hot days with very little rain. We are not yet speaking of drought, but it is dry. Seedlings are struggling to rise and our rain barrels are often empty!
We started cleaning our winter pens in the large barn and as usual, our manure conveyor got stuck. So Jacques (my husband) climbed on the top to fix it. It is a fact, on a farm you need someone talented at repairs!
Our goats are doing well. The kids (baby goats) are growing and eating grass and grain.Here are some photos and videos taken in the morning as they are waking up. Everyone is still quiet, … it is a special time of day.
When we moved the goats into a new pasture ( it is necessary to rotate pastures so they are not over grazed), they are very happy to find the fresh grass. Silence falls! The only sound to be heard is the soft noise made by dozens of goats’ mouths as they eat, eat, and eat! ! It is really funny!
To enjoy a peak at our kids playing outside click here:
I tried to photograph fireflies in the evening in our fields, but the result is very average. It is so beautiful to see these little lights flashing, quietly flying around us. My camera is not a new one, so you can only see a few of them!!
I also took advantage of these nice days to start dyeing some skeins we received from our various mills. Crafters, please have just a bit more patience, you will soon find them for sale on our website.
As you can see June is a busy month on the farm! We hope it has been a good month for you as well, the start of a terrific summer! We’d love to hear about your beginning of summer (or winter for our followers in the southern hemisphere), please tell us about June in your corner of the world.
Wishing you a Happy Solstice, we look forward to seeing you again in July!