Zoot, awe, that's OK, there's always another year. I planted the Moonflower seeds as I said. I soaked them overnight in water firstly, then set them into little two inch pots. They really take a long time to germinate, I was very surprised. I should have scarified the seed first, that would have sped things up significantly. I will do that next year. I have set the plants outside now, we'll see how they do. When they begin to flower, I will take pictures. I am very anticipatory of the fragrance of these night flowers, I can't wait. With the Matthiola Bicornis (night scented stock) planted on my bedroom patio and the Moonflower growing up the trellis on the patio, it should be a beautiful place to sleep and enjoy night fragrance all night long.
You are lucky to be able to have sheep. I love sheep, I think they are one of the prettiest animals. My neighbour to the southwest of the back of my property has sheep. Angora actually. I love to watch them. When I am at the end of the chicken yard I can see them through the fence. They are so curious. When I come over to the fence they all turn and look at me. She has about 6 or 7 I venture. If I stand long enough watching them watching me, eventually one will come closer, then they all move a little closer. It is funny to watch. It is like one leads the entire bunch of them. Moving a few steps at time, stopping, a few more steps. When they make eye contact with my dog, then they all turn around and run the other way. They (all at once) will suddenly turn around and begin to look at me again. Moving as one unit, little bit by little bit. I would love to get some sheep, but then I think that they would eat all my bee flowers that I have planted out the back and that would be dreadful.
I am amazed at how the chickens groom the weedy grasses out the back. Where the grass has grown they have chewed it down and it looks like a golf green. They are smart. They don't dig or pull up these areas, just "mow" it short as short can be. When I was out looking at the grass green last evening about an hour before sundown, the way the sun was shining on it looked like these places were green velvet. I don't know how the grasses can be so short without burning up from dehydration, but they are. I will be taking pictures and one day having the ability to post on the forum. Have a wonderful day, beautiful life and health. Cindi