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Progress!

Lark is much better today — barely needed help to get up. She was unhappy about being by herself (a good sign!) so we put her half sister, Spot, in with her. Spot is a lovely girl but not the friendliest ewe so we felt this was an opportunity to spend some up-close & personal time with her. And she’ll get to know us a        [….read more]

A Quick Update

Lark is still having difficulty getting up but we can see where she’s scootching herself around in the pen so at least she’s trying…a very good sign. I’m helping her up several times a day and she moves around the pen pretty well. More vitamins, etc. Appetite is great, all systems are working well.

First Egg!

Woohoo! The chicks that I started months ago have finally got down to business…an egg! Usually, once one hen starts to lay, the others follow right along. This isn’t the best time of year for hens to start laying because it’s cold and the daylight hours are short. They really need 14 hours of daylight to lay regularly. We’ve been soooo looking forward to having        [….read more]

Lame Lark

We had gathered all the ewes in the shed yesterday to make necessary coat changes and check on who might need worming. When we opened the gate to let them out, there was a bit of a mad rush for the paddock. Lark had a problem on the ramp …her 2 front feet slipped off along with her left rear foot. Her right rear foot        [….read more]

The Thanksgiving Bird

Thanksgiving is coming right up — ordered our turkey at the Co-op today. It’s coming from The Turkey Farm in New Sharon — all the birds we’ve purchased from them in the past have been delicious. Also snatched up a couple of bags of local cranberries and popped them into the freezer. Last year I waited too long and then couldn’t get any. Starting to        [….read more]