It's a spring thaw here at the farm! Although it's a great change of pace not having to break chunks of ice from all the water buckets, the packed snow has become so slippery that it's pretty much a matter of when, not if, I land on my rear while doing chores. The best I can hope for is that it's not on a big cow pie!
As I mentioned last time, we have babies!
Here's Char's pile of piglets- there are 8 total, 6 mostly black like mama and two of the blue butt coloration like Wilbur.
and here's double trouble...Rosa's twin ewe lambs, who are already beginning to bounce around and play!
It's somewhere between snow and mud outside, but luckily for me I have lots to do here inside! The Farm to Table conference in Pittsburgh (www.farmtotablepa.com) is coming up March 25 & 26. It's official that I'll be presenting at 2:30 PM on Saturday, so I've been polishing up my presentation as well as putting together a Powerpoint full of pictures of the animals to show as well. I'll also have a table in the exhibit hall, so I'm inventorying what products I can take to sell, putting together some signs with information and photos of the farm, and prepping to be part of the Friday evening food tasting as well. While it is work, I enjoy this kind of stuff and I'm really excited. If you attend this conference, be sure to stop by the Pleasant Valley Farm table and say hi!