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Bunny’s Big Day

Even when we’re not having a big family gathering, we like to help the Easter bunny.

Making color and pretty eggs.

We dye at least a dozen eggs and everyone in the family has one specially designed by Jim or me. We started this when the boys were little and its just sort of stuck because we always have so much fun with it.        [….read more]

Island Holiday

I’ve been to an island! OK — not the warm, tropical kind. North Haven is just an hour and a bit out by ferry, and Becky & Bill live there year round. Of course its population grows by leaps and bounds in the summer but at this time of year it’s fairly quiet. Becky met me and as we drove from the ferry to the        [….read more]

Home Again

We did the remaining CDT’s this morning and sent the girls packing. They — and we — are happy to have them out of the barn. The longer they stay in there, the more poop and straw there is to take out! Now the ewe flock is back together.

The last group of ewes on their way back to the winter paddock. Jim keeps        [….read more]

Our Harvest — Part 2

Taa-daa! All done! The weather was a bit nicer than last Saturday and with fewer sheep to shear, it was a shorter day. After we were done, there were 8 of us around the table. What a nice day!

Skirting this way is fun and fast.

Skirting is done. The fleece is rolled and wrapped in a sheet.

Here we are with        [….read more]

Fleeces on the Hoof

Today we gave all the sheep that were sheared their CDT vaccinations and let them go back into the paddock. There’s no reason for them to be in the barn making a bigger mess for us to clean up and they’re much happier when they’re outside. The weather is going to be wet on and off all week so we’ll keep the woolie sheep in        [….read more]