Monday, April 18, 2011

Scenes of the Big "B" around Pilgrim's Cottage & Farm...

The big "B" meaning...
busy...busy...so busy.
A friend gave me these boots;
she knew I needed a pair to get around the farm...
especially, during rains.
And...we have another new addition on the farm...
definitely, spankin' new;
a baby goat...aka...
a kid.
These photos were taken just a few minutes after he was born...
and he's a biggie.
I believe his sire is a La Mancha goat...
but, alas, he isn't ours...
he belongs to our farmhand...
who keeps his nanny goat on our farm.

Now just a few days old...
he's bouncing around the farm like he's been here all along.
cute, cute...
with a doting mommy who gets upset when he strays a bit far.
I often watch him kicking his legs up and climbing rocks from my kitchen window...
better than TV (although I don't have one).

In the meanwhile...
we are getting things done in between rains.
If you look hard enough...
you can see the streams of rains falling in the photo below.
Beyond the gate will be my chicken coop...
still waiting for completion.

With the rains this morning...
even the pair of birds paused from completing their nest in the bird box in the photo below.
No sooner did my husband put the birdhouse up...
we got interested bird pairs of different species...
one pair arguing and winning against the others for it.
I can watch all the doings from the veranda.

And...I'm happy to say...
we had our first quart of milk from our nanny goat.
She's decided we aren't so bad after all
and will take treats from our hands.
In the beginning...
she ran like a wild deer from us.

The days have been filled with harvesting as well...
bananas...
on their way to market and private client's food boxes

peas...red and green ones

some shelled fresh off the trees...
others dried for storage...
and most for the food boxes.

We've dug out sweet potatoes...
picked sweet grapefruits...
ours are in high demand for their sweetness.

papayas...root veggies of various sorts...
all going into clients' food boxes.
We do get plenty for ourselves, of course.

I've been getting around to taking plant cuttings;
putting them into the ground...here and there

most of them will take and give me pretty trails
of vines loaded with flowers around the cottage.

some running up the posts...
others already happily running along the fence.
It never takes long for plants to take and run along here.

May your day, or night
 be filled with the fragrance of God's grace



6 comments :

  1. Those sure are some cute boots! Love them!

    What a nice surprise, the baby goat, such sweet pictures.

    What a blessing to have so much to harvest, that is really incredible. Love all of your pics! Everything is looking great for you all on your farm! We're getting a lot of rain here too, and lots of wind, I'll so thankful when the weather calms down.

    Blessings to you all!!!

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  2. I love the photos of your harvest and the baby goat is so very sweet!

    xo
    Claudia

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  3. A baby goat and new boots....two of my favorite things!

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  4. I do so enjoy visiting your lovely place...it brings back so many memories of living in the coast.

    Rains have been hard here in the mountains...lots of winds and more rain is expected.

    Your harvest is such a blessing...how wonderful that you are able to receive such a bounty!

    Bendiciones en el Nombre del Senor,

    Mrs. M.

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  5. It looks and sounds like you have been quite busy at the farm today. I really enjoyed viewing the photos, and reading your little story about your farm news. It made me feel like I was right there with you in the farm adventures! :)

    -L. Rose

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  6. I love the boots~ you are so blessed!
    Have a wonderful Easter week!

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