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Big Oops!

Today I had a new driving experience…adventure? I was on my way to an appointment and went off the road. Coming up to an intersection, I began skidding on the icy road and ended up down a really steep embankment…Jim says about 50 degrees. Thankfully, some trees stopped the car before it reached the river at the bottom. I wasn’t moving very fast so the        [….read more]

Sorting Fleeces

There are still some fleeces that haven’t been sent off from fall shearing and they need to go! It’s been too cold to stay in the barn for any length of time and the fleeces are impossible to unroll so I’ve brought some into the studio to warm up. We did a very good job of skirting them at shearing so there isn’t too much        [….read more]

Way Too Cold!

Muck boots & YakTrax — a winning combination

This month has been brutally cold…colder it seems than is normal. Or maybe its just that we’re seeing these temps for several days in a row and it’s harder to take. I don’t know…it’s just not fun. I’m thankful for the Muck boots that I bought a couple of years ago. Boots are such a personal        [….read more]

Hay & Water…doesn’t that sound yummy!

this hay will feed the flock for about 2 weeks

We’re now buying Canadian hay…big compressed 2nd cutting bales that weigh about 65-70 pounds a piece. It’s nice and green and the sheep are loving it. We had it tested and it’s the perfect maintenance ration for our girls and guys. Actually, it’s easier to handle than normal 30 pound bales. This comes 28        [….read more]

It’s a New Year!

Spot is sure that I've hidden another bucket of goodies behind that gate!

The new year arrived and we didn’t really make much of it…a quiet evening at home and a good night’s sleep. We spent the 1st getting ready for a load of hay and I did some sorting in the studio. The sheep got their holiday goodies today (a little behind schedule)        [….read more]