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what’s been happening

Just before shearing last year, I gave up on this blog Farm Journal. Getting photos into posts was such a pain in the neck that posting just wasn’t fun at all. Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who noticed because the good folks at WordPress have streamlined the process. I’m giving it another try…

The ewes get to eat indoors the day after shearing.

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coming and going

If you’ve checked us out on Facebook recently, you may have already seen a photo or 2 of our new family member…Gemma. She’s a Goldendoodle pup who joined our family a week ago Friday. We’re having a whole lot of fun with her. She’s really quite laid back for a pup, smart as can be and CUTE! Here are some puppy love photos for you…

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No Bugs!

I realized the other day why I was having so much fun outside…aside from the warm sunshine…NO BUGS! When we’re in full swing with lambs coming along at any time day or night along with all the added chores and I’m also getting ready for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, I can’t spend alot of time playing around in the garden beds. I usually end        [….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]

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]