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shearing 2012

We sheared all the ewes on the 10th. Well, actually Emily sheared them and did a fabulous job as always. She makes it look so easy and is never grumpy even when there are challenging moments. It may have been over a week ago but memories of the big reveal are fresh, and Jim and I are still talking about how many people came by.        [….read more]

leaping into March

February was longer than usual by 1 day and it still managed to slip by me. I didn’t go on holiday or anything…just got caught up in family, farmy and fleecy things and then it was March.

We celebrated our younger son’s Birthday on Groundhog Day. Yes, he was born on the 2nd at home while we were still in NJ. As he made his        [….read more]

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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Shearing Day…Spring is on the way!

This morning it’s snowing just enough to brighten up the grey piles that pepper the landscape, but the other morning when I opened the door, I smelled Spring…a welcome change from the all familiar wood smoke of Winter! And last week, our cat was stalking a Robin that was flitting around in one of the apple trees. A Robin…? I know, it seems a little        [….read more]

More Shearing Day

And now a little creative piece from Jim. Enjoy!