We saved some potatoes from last year down in the basement and they were begging to be planted. We first had to make some changes in the garden.
These old tractor tires have served as wonderful raised beds for over 20 years. Unfortunately, the gophers really had a feast last year on the potatoes so we decided to add some new beds.
Mark lined them with hardware cloth that we hope will keep the little buggers out.
Then we filled them with soil gathered from the forest and some we purchased. The potatoes are happy to have new beds to grow in.
We also went on a drive around the property checking on the young trees that were planted after the fire in 2003.
They are growing well. If you look closely you can see Mark in this photo and it gives perspective on the trees height.
It was also time for a cow parade to the corrals. They are getting easier and easier to lead. (Except the cows I left under the shade of some trees, I guess they aren't ready yet.)
We had interested parade goers gawking from the hill.
All of the cattle got vaccinated, wormed, and vitamins. The youngsters also got branded, banded (if male) and tagged with an ID in their ear.
Most of the calves were big enough to be handled in the chute, but Perse's little one was too small, so she got the special treatment from Jo and Eric. Mama was right there making sure it was all done perfectly and in order. Only the best for the friendliest cow's calf.
While it is now once again spitting rain, one can tell that spring has finally come.
"the amen of nature is always a flower"