Springtime for Texans

We here in central Texas are being treated to a rare and magnificent treat-- SPRING. 

This time of year, we are normally beginning to wilt under oppressive highs in the 90s, our resolve to garden still steely because we have not hit the 100 degree mark yet. Yet. But we can feel it coming, and as a native I stand by my statement that we are usually well into the 90s by now. 

But this year it just keeps coming: rain and rain and more rain. By the bucketful, the boatload. Day after day, week after week. It is a wonderful thing to hear the randy frogs praising the moisture at night, and to see the gleeful ducks (and ducklings) splashing around in puddles. The garden is growing at an astonishing rate, and the weeds outpacing the crops by a factor of 4. 

Getting my ducks in a row... (Muscovy ducklings, that is)

Getting my ducks in a row... (Muscovy ducklings, that is)

Which is probably why you've seen and heard so little from me of late. 

We are also preparing for the kidding season (no joke), both my girls are due at the end of the month. We filmed a commercial in March, and my beautiful home and farm were photographed as part of this incredible project a few weeks ago. and there seems to be a very odd but steady stream of reality TV (but not gross or horrible) interest in my little corner of the world. 

Not to mention preparing for a summer launch of a bath and body line of products, goat milk based soaps and lotions to begin with, and then more on the table as we expand, organically. 

I promise to come here more and write more. I am just getting the hang of this new site, and it has slowed my process considerably, and even erased a post or two I've tried to write. So bear with me. Its coming along, as quickly as a one-woman operation can be expected to move!

First ever garlic harvest!  

First ever garlic harvest!

 

All this rain has even brought with it an unexpected & rare gift: A sunset double rainbow!

What does it mean?

What does it mean?

And so, that's all the news fit to print from Whirlaway at the moment. Stay tuned, there is so much more in store!

Love and rainbows, 

~Francesca