Saturday was a bit of a hectic get things done day. We had a grocery shop delivery and made a trek into town to run a few errands and pick up a few animals supplies.
On Sunday we had a new member of our animal family arrive in the form of Poppy, the beautiful Toggenburg girlie. She is around 7 years old and pregnant, perhaps with twins, due around early June time. She will be our first milking goat and we are very blessed to have been gifted her. She was brought to us by a very lovely family, the mama of which I have been speaking to online for a long while. It was really great to meet Jackie and her gang at last.
Poppy settled in pretty quickly, and after her initial "Argh!! I desperately need to follow my mama and daddy down the drive" panic as they drove away, she was happy to stay with us and just amble around the place at her leisure. Pixie and Rosie our younger girls really didn't know what to make of her. There was a little bit of 'erm, I'm just checking you out' butting but nothing painful and I'm very happy to say they now graze side by side.
Monday's weather was just as glorious so we were outside in the garden from early morning through to dusk again. We decided to have a day from any back breaking chores and instead just did the necessary animal ones as per usual.
And we all enjoyed the presence of our feathered friends...
Poppy appears to be able to take or leave the company of Rosie and Pixie at the moment. She won't actively seek them out, but will happily allow them by her side to graze. She seems to prefer seeking out humans to spend her time with.
She is already a firm favourite within our family and we love looking out the windows to see her ambling around munching on any nettles and brambles she is able to find (we have deliberately left parts of the land unruly and untidy to suit). Every now and again we hear her call out gently and she will look as if she is searching for someone, often just appearing at the window with a kind word is enough for her to wander off and start eating again.
She's looking pretty content and settled here already though don't you think?
Taisia thoroughly enjoyed the warmer weather and the fact that she was let loose with the hose pipe...
Taisia has been helping water the plants too and they are shooting up very nicely...
We have been busy making plans for the future and what else we wish to achieve. High on the list of priorities appears to be a couple of ponies so I shall have to see how we can make that happen. We need to rent a further bit of land first so will be actively seeking some in the local vicinity. Exciting times ahead no doubt!