I'm happy to announce that we've made it through the winter. I've started some seeds for our kitchen garden, and they are doing well.
We've also acquired some Plymouth Rock chicks that are growing beautifully. Chickens have been one of our goals for the last few years, and we are so excited to have reached that goal this year. Today in fact, my husband and I spent most of the day building a chicken coop. It's coming along nicely, and we plan on moving the chicks outside next weekend.
I have restocked E.A.R. wool and this round of wool is quite exceptional I must say! While I'd love to hoard it all to myself, that would be counterproductive.
The most exciting news, however, is that we've added to our herd. I'd like to introduce to you Ms. Molly Malone! She is a year old VM fawn EAR. She has been with us a whole week now and is slowly adapting to the Hoppy Mountain Farm routine. Molly is such a sweet sweet bunny! I am hoping to breed her soon with Spunkee. Spunkee needs to grow a little more first!
All the animals are doing well. The last litter has almost reached adulthood. Princess Floof has a slight cold, but she is on antibiotics and is in a quarantine pen that is next to the woodstove so she will be nice and warm.
I am still hoping to publish a pattern or two, but I need to do some tweaks. Unfortunately, and ever so maddening, the digital file I had been working on mysteriously disappeared. I have become much more protective of my files since then! Live and learn as they say.
Unfortunately, I will not be participating in this year's local farmers market. There has been many rumors and accusations flying around involving the organization that is in charge of the market. I don't know if anything said is true or untrue, but I want to distance myself from that unnecessary drama until things clear up.
With that being said, I hope everyone is doing well. May the spring bring many new opportunities to everyone!