However, working in reverse, I feel like we accomplished a lot over spring break. I swapped out all of the children's spring clothes for the winter ones. It's never a fun job, and I'm really over it on about the 5th child; thankfully, I only do about six of them now. (And we are ignoring that it is freezing out again!)
We had 22 pallets of retaining wall blocks delivered. JD is tackling this part of the building project himself, in spite of not doing the current ones around our house that seem much smaller than what these are going to be. There are three in the front and two long ones that will go from the side all the way around the back. The side of the garage area drops many, many feet down to where the future cow pasture will be.
Here's the first one completed, other than the mess around it cleaned up.
Today we had two loads of driveway rock dropped for the part of the driveway that will continue into the garage doors. Oh, how I wish we could pave it all, but it will not be for some time, if ever.
We had baby chicks hatch over spring break; the problem was that it was the worst hatching we have ever had. I think I figured out the problem with the humidity in the incubator, but we ended up with five hatched and four of them dying. So, we went to Tractor Supply and bought our lonely chick a half-a-dozen friends. Since I have polish chickens on order, I only wanted to purchase two, but there is a Virginia law that chick purchases are a minimum of six. I bought two Asian and four pullet mystery breed, since Tractor Supply didn't know what they had after the signs all got pulled down.
Today as soon as we arrived at school, I got a text from JD that Leia had her babies. We came home to find healthy twin boys. I definitely am not keeping any of this year's babies, but we sure will enjoy them while they are here.
Selah is quite the animal lover, but all the kid attention guarantees sweet, tame goats.