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Our Harvest – Part 1

We had a wonderful shearing day with our fibery friends and neighbors who came to help us harvest our fleeces. One of our CSA members drove over 2 hours to be with us and a good time was had by all! Maybe the sheep feel a little differently about it but I do believe they’re happy to have the fleeces gone when they start to        [….read more]

Counting Down

We gathered all the ewes and moved them into the barn today — twice. The weather has been every kind of wet imaginable so we decided to get the ewes under cover in preparation for shearing on Saturday. Moving them from their winter digs into the big barn (some distance away) isn’t that much of a big deal but it does take some planning. We’ve        [….read more]

Photo Mystery

For some reason, I’ve been having a lot of problems getting photos into my posts here. I mean ALOT of problems…pulling my hair out problems! Yesterday I was practically in tears after I’d put everything together in a post and then just as I was about to post it, 90% of the photos just disappeared! Since then, I’ve managed to get some photos to “stick”        [….read more]

Getting Ready for the Big Day

Shearing is coming right up and we’ve been getting the barn and holding pen ready. It’s really in pretty good shape for the most part but there’s one spot where there’s quite a thick layer of poopy straw on the floor. It’s where Tatum and Bubba spent their quarantine so that needs to go and we’ll put a good layer of lime down before the        [….read more]

A Trip Down Memory Lane

It’s been a little weird around here lately…not bad weird, just different weird. It’s the “no lambs” thing. It all started with no pregnant ewes (by choice) and that meant I didn’t spend endless hours staring at the ewes’ butts nor did we have long conversations about so-in-so’s vulva over our evening meal. (Our sons used to love this!) I wasn’t trying to sneak a        [….read more]