The Blessings of Spring

Our clocks have changed, our winter coats folded up and put away.  We've brought out our tank tops and shorts.   We've got sunglasses and flip flops.  Life has started again, and the lilacs overtaking the mountains can only mean one thing:  it's spring.



I love spring.  The frost of winter has finally faded, and the heat of summer has yet to swelter us away from comfort.  It's light sweaters and sweet, sweet lemonade on the green grass.  It's falling in love and remembering why's and the how's to the goodness of our life.  But this spring is going to be different, this spring is going to be so much more, and not just because I have a fantastic little boy to share it with.



Do you know what this spring has that other springs haven't had yet?

Baby goats. 

Primrose & Thorne
That's right, it's goating season!  My dad has two goats, a dwarf and a nubian who are both pregnant right now.  The father has thrown twins every time, so chances are, in about a month we'll have anywhere between two and four goats.  My aunt's goat has already given birth to my someday goat's cousins.



In exchange for a kid of my very own, I have volunteered to milk the mothers.  This means goat's milk, cheese, yogurt, and all sorts of other goat's milk products.  I'm finally going to introduce milk into Anthony's diet, fresh from Cookie and Truffles! (I hope their milk is as sweet as their names.)  How absolutely precious are they?


Either way, I'm so ridiculously excited.  This spring is going to be the greatest, and it's already started.  We have such a wonderful life here.  We are so incredibly blessed to have this life, blue skies and everything magnificent.  We trod an uncommon road, and I'm reminded on days like today what a blessing that is.  I read a lot of homesteading blogs.  I mean, it's the "in" thing right now.  I didn't realize that I've been living that my whole life, I never appreciated it.  Which is ridiculous.  We've got organic, chemical free, home grown everything.  We've got goats and cows and pigs, and the means to from pen to table.  How cool is that?  How lucky are we?


It is good.



That's what God said, when He created it all.  I am certain, that He started His creation in the spring.  It's the season of renewal, the season of life.  What a beautiful world we live in, how lucky we are to even be alive.  We are so fragile, so fleeting.  Spring is a reminder to celebrate our lives, to celebrate the people around us.  I hope to spend this spring with the people who really matter, enjoying the little things.  Whether that be picnics at the park or the promise of baby goats or the laughter of a grandparent or the silliness of my son, I'm going to have it all.


How will you be spending your springtime? 





12 comments:

  1. I love spring as well! Actually, I am pretty happy at the beginning of each season :-) But, there is something about coming out of a long winter and jumping into spring. Congrats on your goats! I would love to have goats, but unfortunately don't have the space for them. Perhaps someday though!

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    1. Thank you! You could always get a pygmy goat! But, they're so smart and troublesome at times. I'm so excited for babies!

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  2. Wow, you live in a gorgeous place!!
    Spring is one of my favorite times of the year (fall is my absolute favorite!). But it hasn't quite arrived here in NC yet. We've had a few days with a taste of warmer weather, but currently its 41 degrees - brr! I'm excited cause in a few weeks we'll have a bajillion baby chickens and rabbits here, and I can't wait to see my daughter's reaction to them! Last year she was too little to care about them much, so this year should be fun. (:

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    1. I think your warm and my cold are probably the same thing ;). It's so fun having little ones this time of year, so much for them to see and explore!

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  3. Beautiful photos. I'm a "rocky", "flowery" person. You made me grin. Thank you... I needed that.

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    1. Thank you :) I love the rocks and flowers too. I'm glad that I was able to make you smile.

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  4. Beautiful pictures! Looks very much like landscape not too far from me in the foothills of CA!

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    1. I am in the foothills of SoCal, so it might be the same landscape!

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  5. Well, sister, we'd like some of that beautiful spring weather up here in the NW! It's so super cold and sunny today. But I spied crocuses in the yard yesterday and squealed with delight! Whatever we awaken to, might we agree that there is good? That there is blessing and God given fresh life to take in and enjoy? Love this post. Would love a picnic on a grassy knoll and a dog, too, but soon....

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    1. Wherever there is God, there is good! During the summer when we're melting in 100+ degrees, I'd definitely trade for some NW weather!

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  7. Beautiful pictures!!!! Thanks for sharing your post with Wildcrafting Wednesday! :)

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