Monday, June 22, 2015

Alfresco Skirting

We took advantage of a break in thunderstorms to do a little alfresco skirting.  What a pleasant experience with a background of birdsong, bleating lambs and answering mamas.  We were even joined by a beautiful visitor :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Muse

"...thinking of driving again the gravel roads of America at thirty-five miles per hour in order to see the ditches and gulleys, the birds in the fields, the mountains and rivers, the skies that hold our 10,000 generations of mothers in the clouds waiting for us to fall back into their arms again."
from "Cold Wind" by Jim Harrison

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Shearing Day

Saturday dawned with sleet, hail and strong winds... not the best way to begin shearing day.  Joe and Melvin made short work of our 37 ewes as we ooohed and aaawed over each beautiful fleece as it came off and was bagged.  We vaccinated with CDT, checked FAMACHA scores and checked body condition.  By the time we moved the ewes back out to pasture, the skies were blue and the sun was shining.  What perfect timing!
Lambing will begin in the next couple weeks.  And of course we can't wait to get our hands on all those gorgeous fleeces!