Patty is helping out by disposing of some nettle beer that didn’t turn out as planned. He does a wonderful job at “waste” processing.
Now that the weather has warmed up, Patty loves running under the hose and making a wallow.
Keeping cool, piggy style!
Here’s Patty, hamming it up.
We’re planting a tiny sweet corn patch in the old hen yard. It should have plenty of nutrients for some tasty ears.
Here are a few of the lesser-publicized workers at Seven Trees. These lunkers are helping the corn patch get ready for planting.
As usual, the felines are hard at work supervising the monkeys.
The nice weather has the grass greening up and everyone out happily grazing.
We did a little trailer-loading practice with the ponies. They do great stepping on, and the even-scarier stepping off. Especially when there are treats involved.
The rear-view. You can see Gemini is a bit smaller, but still in the right range to make a decent harness team.
This view shows the difference breeding can make. Two small black Shetland ponies, but Gemini is the old-fashioned “Island” type, and Misty is the more modern “American” type.
The east section of the barnyard has been replanted with grass and got its first mowing. Look at those mournful greedy ponies wishing they were in there ‘mowing’.
Poison hemlock at Seven Trees. The purple-spotted hollow stem and the funky smell should be dead giveaways that this isn’t a carrot plant.
recent news of people poisoning themselves with hemlock, Conium maculatum, we thought it might be helpful to share a few links to help identify it. The phrase ‘groes like a weed’ might have been invented for this plant, since it effortlessly spreads just about anywhere…
Idaho Weed Awareness Campaign has more info about poison hemlock, as does King County DNR.
Last but not least, a couple of videos to share…one of Seven Trees’ laying flock doing their free-range thing, and one of Patty Pig enjoying a shower.