I was out kicking cowpats yesterday afternoon – as you do. As you would – if you had seasoned cowpats to kick. But they need to be properly seasoned. If you kick them when they are too wet they stick to your gumboots. if you kick them when they are too dry they fly like a frisbee. But if they are just right when you give them a good kick, in exactly the right spot, then they fly up and explode when they hit the ground, seeding themselves all over the pasture. Spreading the fertiliser love.
And then I always quickly look for any activity where the cowpats were. And there they are. The worms. I love seeing the worms wriggling as fast as they can back into the black topsoil. Amongst other things the worms signal that spring is coming and the soil is warming.
Can you see little pig number SIX?
The chooks having a dust bath.
Did you see Boo? Usually, it is Ton in the background bombing my pictures.
Where is Ton anyway?
There he is. While Boo and I checked the fences Ton had stayed in the corridor paddock with Tane. Who knows why Ton makes these decisions. The mind of that dog is a mystery.
The pastures are slowly emerging. Though the cold is coming back tomorrow for a few days. Last year at this time we were eating asparagus. There is no sign yet so far this year. This is the farm exactly one year ago.
I hope you have a lovely day.
WEATHER: Blowing. Raining. Overcast. Above freezing.
Saturday 04/14 50% / 0.14 in
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 51F. Winds NE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Saturday Night 04/14 100% / 0.37 in
Windy with showers and thundershowers early … overcast overnight with occasional rain likely. Low 39F. Winds ENE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
6:15 am 7:31 pm
Waning Crescent, 3% visible 5:51 am 6:08 pm