Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008

Journal Update

We've been away for a week, Thanks to the neighbors for feeding. All seems well. All goats present. Took a while to fill the bird feeders and deer feeders. Looks like the wild animals missed us: feeders on the ground, overturned rocks, etc.

The grass is greening up well. Spanish oak trees are budding. The Live oaks are beginning to lose their leaves. It will be a transition for a few weeks as far as trees go. Looks like we got some rain, there was over .5 still in the rain gauge.

Saturday, March 08, 2008


Another cold snap. We had about 1/2 inch of snow early Thursday morning. They had a lot more snow north of us this week. Still really typical though. Very cold in mornings and warming up during the day. Certainly too soon to put out any plantings. It's been below freezing almost every morning. The fountain has frozen many times this winter.

Deer active around the house. The grass is coming up and they seem to like the bermuda so they are there every morning.

Another .5 of rain, but still very dry overall and still a burn ban.

Notice the new growth on the live oak trees from last year.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Journal Update

We have had some very cold mornings and beautiful afternoons this week. Also .5 of rain when a weather front came through. Overall it is still very dry.

We did see the three-legged deer this week. She was in the back browsing on new grass coming up in the yard. Yesterday morning there were five bucks together in the back. Interesting to see them together as a group. Birds are very active, seeing 6+ on the feeders at a time.

Nothing too exciting happening on the mountain. Did help get some neighbors horses from the road back to their pasture. I also had one of the small goats in road as well. I think I found the hole she got out of and repaired it.