The sheep were shorn this past Sunday- FINALLY! Our shearer is VERY busy, since he covers several states while holding down a full time job in the construction industry. Sheep shearing is a bit of a lost art, I suppose.
We were surprised with a couple of lambs again this year. The ram escaped about 5 months before Mother’s Day. We know this since he has seldom escaped, and both Mama Cleopatra and her daughter Starlight lambed that day – one early in the morning and the other late in the night, on Mother’s Day 2010. Mama C had a ewe lamb, and Starlight had a ram lamb. They are both black – no surprise there.
We’ve fenced more pasture for the cows and horses, but we still need more.
The garden is almost done. I’m looking forward to just maintaining it – no more warring with weeds, we are doing square foot gardening this year! So far we have planted:
white, yellow & red onions
sweet snap peas
several varieties of lettuce
I think that is most everything…
And I’ve got some flowers started and seeded, some in pots, some in a small garden in the front yard that I did last year. I’m also going to do a bed in the back yard – I hang out there more anyhow, especially since the garden is out back.
Our house is at a standstill. Many small projects to be done – or to be finished.
The guys have finally been able to start getting firewood for next year.
_He_ bought me a pair of turkeys, but they died. We lost most of the chicks that we bought this year. We started with a dozen Araucanias, a dozen Buff Orpingtons and a half dozen cornish-X hens. We have only 4 of each variety left – but they seem to be doing well.
M&M has her ducks. She’s lost several, but we have 5 left – a pekin and the rest I ‘think’ are Rouen’s.