Stella and the sheep are grazing behind our house right now. Today they are in with the stumps, trees, and swings. The lambs jump all over the stumps like goats and Stella plays with the swings. We are slowly weaning Spot. Each time we drop a feeding he struggles to adjust the first few days but recovers quickly. Being close to the house is harder for him because he can see us. He thinks he should be with us and loves to come in the yard, eat our rose bush, and follow the kids around. Stella, who has been acting as his mom, moos for him but she also trusts us.
The transplanted vegetables are growing quickly. They still look tiny but they have probably doubled in size. The cool weather is easier on the young plants, although it does slow their growth a bit. While it is blowing today, I am thankful that the spring winds have been mellow so far as the strong winds batter the plants. I hope the trend continues. The mornings have still been quite cold in the valley, close to freezing most days. I am always surprised by the predicted lows which seem to be much higher temperatures than here.
The greenhouse is almost full, a nice sight to see! We are transplanting flowers this week, as well as seeding dry beans and corn and more vegetables. It is a week when it seems that everything needs to happen at once, making it hard to prioritize and stay calm. I try to remember words of wisdom from a mentor farmer: "As soon as I stopped running and started walking, I got more done."