new grass is working its way upward this week, and the goats have been happy to taste test all the new sprouting things. we've got seeds germinating in a neighbor's greenhouse, and are making plans to fell a number of trees a few miles away to start on our split rail paddocks. esther the sheep is starting to socialize with the goats, since they'll be pasturing together soon. and (hooray hooray!) we're getting the outdoor kitchen set up for the warm season so when friends arrive we'll have good common spaces to use. thank you, thank you, gods of spring for bringing warm breezes and bright sun and early mornings full of birdsong and evenings rife with the peeper's chorus.