The weather is beautiful here at AWESOME ASS ACRES! I can barely stand to stay inside and paint...Larry's prepping the garden spot and everything's bursting in buds, blooms or foliage! The lambs are doing so well...growing and now eating 3-4 times a day! This year we finally got to hang martin gourds...always wanted to, but we'd always wait too long, didn't have the time, the gourds, wondered about location...but, this year, THANKS to a wonderful, sweet friend, Elaine, we hung 12 and already have residents!! She had several that she was planning to use, but her property was too "woodsy", so she gave them to us!! Larry used a small cable and devised the perfect way to raise and lower them for cleaning and upkeep. They hang between the house and barn and the martins seem very happy here at AWESOME ASS ACRES!! Between them and our thriving guinea flock, we should be rid of alot of pesky insects during the hot weather coming up! We're planning on 2 garden spots for corn, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, okra, eggplant, watermelon, cantalope, beets and peas. Larry's keeping close watch on the Almanac to make sure he plants when the signs are right! We're both from families that really believe in going by the signs when doing anything on the farm...from digging the well, planting the garden, weaning livestock, to castrating livestock. Past generations have taught us and now, we're passing it on to our kids.