February, It’s a Wrap

We had no rain.

We spent most of our time with the animals, and helping the new puppy grow up.

We also cleaned the garden and worked a pile of compost into the soil, hoping for rain sometime before it is time to plant.

This last week of February was very cold, and a hard freeze probably took this year’s crop of peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots and kiwi.

Young Guardian in Progress
Compost pile comprised of waste alfalfa hay, cow, goat and rabbit manure
Garden, waiting for rain, after one entire compost pile worked in

In the video below, the dogs play leisurely until the very end. Then watch them jump to high alert when they hear another dog bark to the East. This is what livestock guardians do … they can shift gears quickly, going from sleep or play right into strong defense! You can also see some of the goats run — the goats tend to cluster near the dogs for safety if there’s a possible threat.

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