My goodness, where has spring gone? I thought I was just saying how glad I was that it was finally spring and now we are almost finished with May. Here in Western Oregon we don’t even have our gardens planted. We live on a hill so we sometimes get some very late frosts, not much sense putting out tomatoes so the frost can get them. Jim actually did buy tomato plants the other day. He brought them home put them on a table he has set up in our cattle wash rack and make a plastic tent for them. Tonight we actually got our garden worked up and ready to plant so maybe, just maybe that will happen over the weekend!! We have had years when we couldn’t even get the garden worked up until June so I guess we are a little ahead of schedule.
We have been going to a lot of softball games, still watching the high school girls play even though we don’t have a granddaughter there this year. Our, almost ten year old, granddaughter is also playing softball. She is a pitcher and this is the first year she has been the “main pitcher”. Not doing too bad for a little girl. I look at the girls on her team and think, wow, I can never remember her sister and cousin being that small when they played U10 softball.
Spring always seems to be our busiest time of the year on the farm. The cows keep me busy but I can’t imagine my life without them. All I have to do is go to the barn in the morning, give a “come cows” yell and they will head my way no matter what field they are in or how much grass they have to eat. Just that little bit of grain makes me their best friend. Of course I am sure some mornings my neighbors don’t really appreciate me.
Daisy always goes to the barn with me in the morning but Missy is another story. If I want her to go out I have to actually go the bedroom and pull her out from under the covers. Then she has to get up, roll around on the floor, check the house to make sure nothing changed while she was asleep and then head to the door. A lot of mornings Daisy and I just leave her and Jim and go by ourselves. It’s quieter that way also. Missy has decided she doesn’t like it too hot or too cold so, of course, the best thing to do is stay in bed and hide her head!! She just seems to get sweeter everyday and smarter. If it is very cold I can almost bet she will un-make my bed if I leave her.
Hope you are all having an amazing spring and that you are blessed with some nice weather. Hopefully by the time I write my next blog I will have visited my good friend Lavada and I can tell you about our adventures!!!