So the storms have finally abated here for a couple of days. No snow, sleet, hail, wind nor rain. The only bad thing about this nice weather is that there is no good excuse not to work on outdoor projects. So today we planted trees. Tom picked up 80 evergreen trees from Whatcom Conservation yesterday and we started planting.
We were planing along our front ditch line. We had planted here before (see 99 Seedlings). The spruces and most of the cedars survived but the firs and hemlocks did not make it. So we planted 40 Sitka Spruces today. There’s 20 Noble Firs and 20 Western Red Cedars still to plant on our hillside.
We also planted Bomber today. He was a red Satin Angora buck. I used him to breed two of our does and produced 11 bunnies, three of which we kept. He was good sized for a Satin Angora, had wonderful red fiber, and a nice disposition. I am very sorry to see him go. More life and death on the farm- a rabbit and trees.
Finally, after all of this digging and planting, what does my loving husband say to me. He says I look like a muddy old hog. What do you think?
Not wanting to end this post with a “hog”photo, here are some cute goat shots: