First, thanks for sticking with me through my venting the other day. A girl can only take so much and I just couldn’t muster up a real post right then. Right now we’re no closer to a diagnosis. I’m going to take some samples and send them to MSU this week so I’ll keep you posted. Basically, CL is a disease that causes random abscesses externally or internally. A few of our ewes have developed abscesses in the same location for no apparent reason. The disease can be managed but not easily eliminated. At this point we’re not overreacting but are prepared to deal with whatever result we get. As a side note, our final lambs of the year were born Friday morning. Angel delivered twins: one boy, one girl. I named the girl April because Mama really held out, she was way overdue. The twins had a slow start and aren’t real big but they’re both nursing and doing great now.
After church and a nice breakfast we worked on the garden. It took all afternoon. Brian spread manure and we rototilled. We added a new patch and expanded the main garden by about 1/3 rd. I think I need to look for some kind of seeding tool to help me plant everything this year. I’m really not looking forward to doing the long garden again. I bought my seed potatoes at Big Acre again this year since I had good luck there last year. They are all cut up and ready to go in. I bought onion sets at Luke’s (grocery) because I happened to see them there. I’m hoping they work out better than the pretty onion flowers I grew last year! Peas, spinach, and brocolli need to go in too.
I still haven’t started any seeds indoors. It was on the calendar for Thursday but I was tired after work and still haven’t got to it. Maybe tomorrow.
How is your garden prep coming? Have you started seeds? I feel like I’m way behind everyone else but I’m working off a last frost date of June 1st to be safe. Are you expanding your garden or scaling back? Adding anything right now besides manure?