It feels so good to be done with shearing! We feel so accomplished. We figure this must be how it feels to finish a full marathon. The sheep have all been shorn, vaccinated, and had their hooves trimmed. They are... Continue Reading →
Oh, the joy of summer pasture! I am practically on vacation! As of this last weekend, the ewes and lambs have been put out on summer pasture and locked out of the barn. They have two big shade trees and a shelter for when it rains.
They say this is one of the worst winters they've ever seen around here. Good, because if this is normal, I'm leaving ASAP! It seems like spring will never come.
Well, the weeds are growing fast now! Meanwhile, we just got 2 inches of rain, which we desperately needed for the grass as it was down to the quick! It's time for these ewes to do some weed wacking!
Did I mention I don't want to go to Kansas? My onions are growing nicely finally! Also, my green onions, leeks, and beets. I won't get to eat any muscadine grapes this year, and it looks like it's going to be a bumper crop! I feel so interrupted.
Sad story. I've been out finishing up the mowing of the pastures. We need to force a little more green and even out the hillocks.