The days go by quickly.
Spring is in the air.
So many buds beginning to begin the journey on fruit trees.
Poppies and bulbs blooming.
It's been warm, although we will have a cool snap coming this weekend.
A little rain, before the cold leaves us for good, they say.
All my flower seeds I planted in fall begin to pop through the earth.
The rabbits want it all for their dinners.
So, I get busy protecting.
Every last shop order parcel has left the building.
So, I am all caught up.
I am also trying to catch up on lots of life things.
Matty having a check up vet visit.
(more on that to follow)
The garden needing some love if I intend to get my seeds in this year.
I got the beds all cleaned up, and ready for a new year in the veggie garden.
It's unreal to think that the garden looked like this last year, and gifted oodles of edibles...
Not to mention the explosion of sunflowers in late summer, here.
That was amazing.
And with zero fertilizer or chemicals.
Just our own compost soil.
And miniature goat love.
(do you compost?)
I can't even believe it happened.
And now, we begin again.
All fresh and ready to go.
And because I am nuts...
When I am so busy and crazed, I think of more things that "I need" to do.
So, I have been purging, tidying, organizing.
Mostly in the gallery, and in a shed way out back that you can't see from here.
I am almost totally done on that front so far.
Heap below, gone + organized + some donated, yay.
We have pruned all the roses, mostly a couple weeks ago.
But I used that ladder above to do the climbing rose vines around the gallery.
Little leaves are sprouting like mad.
I can't believe it.
A new spring.
It's like, a huge gift again.
Year to year.
Matty had a vet visit yesterday afternoon. We made plans to keep him on some medicine for a little while longer (other for 6 months). The vet is certain that Matty's ailment is neurological. He didn't do very good on his neurological tests on the left side of his body. And he is clearly in pain. She confirmed he did not have a stroke or get poisoned.
He did not test positive for valley fever, but it could be a lesion on the brain, or it could be an injury we can't see or confirm or find.
He has been checked out by pro's thoroughly. So I am trusting the vets, going with the flow. Seeing how Matty does over the next couple weeks.
Today was a rough day for Matty.
Nights have been up and down.
But we are all hanging in there.
Hoping for the best.
Too skinny, lots 3 pounds in less than 1 week.
But the norm for being sick.
He did bark at a car, good news, hooray!
Please get well my pup.
I am hopeful and happy.
And we are not being sad.
There are lots of cuddles and kisses and love abound.
(he follows me around all day and night, I am glad he finds comfort in me, sniffle)
Miles is bored silly, as Matty can't wrestle these days.
And won't play with Miles at all.
(we try to, but I am sure it's not as fun)
But, we have hope.
Hope is awesome.
The doc said it could take a long while for Matty to heal.
We even talked about a 6 month plan.
There was a lot more said etc, but I don't want to inundate you with info.
For now, we have poppies, and the promise of spring on the horizon...
I LOVE spring.
Off to get a work out playing the pump organ.
See you extra soon.