Speaking of springtime, today, Maggie's goat, Nita, gave birth to the first goat babies of 2008. She went into labor early this afternoon. What a good mama. Her grunts and groans of goatbirth made me remember homebirth! So much work to push babies out! Maggie and I assisted, that is, we stood back, in wonder and awe, and encouraged Nita as she pushed those healthy little black and white goat babies out. How can those long-legged creatures live for so long in that little mama? Amazing. We hope to have many more babies born before the end of spring. I hope we do not cease to be amazed at the miracle of babies.
I am way behind in my garden plans... A cold set me back last week. Most of the broccoli plants I was to have planted have died due to my illness. They aren't exactly dead, just pretty weak and spindly. I don't think they will produce. Haven't even put them in the ground. Oh well. Who plans to get sick? The peas I planted last month have JUST now started to come up. I had given up. They are alive! It is now time to get lettuce and spinach and onions planted. Let's hope for the best.
I think that everything anyone ever needs to know about theology is spelled out very clearly in gardening and farming. Life, death, resurrection. Full Circle Farm Seminary. I wonder if I can find any students who would like to register for classes. As we enter Holy Week, I anticipate the many lessons God has for us here on the farm. Keep you posted.