Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

You have been heard.

Two unrelated (as in you don't know each other) comments in one day. I hear you. I get it. I have been a COMPLETE slacker when it comes to the blog. 

There are a variety of excuses...but at the end of the day, that's all they are. To be honest, I've started to feel the blogging "itch" again over the past few days. 

So here I am, and I promise to get back on the horse, so to speak. I'm not sure if I'll start with a "catch up", or if I'll just go from ground zero, but I'm back...and as you can see in the following shot...I'm happy to be here!

Oh, and here's a picture of me on said horse. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lambing is done!

FLK 354T with her triplets, plus a bit of extended family - taken a few days ago before we got yet another 6 inches of snow, in what may be the longest winter...ever.

As of about 10:30 PM last night, lambing is finished. Many thanks to the last two girls who chose to lamb at the same time and leave me with a celebratory full night's sleep! 

This year we started very cold (lows of -27) and finished with more cold and snow and wind.  I added a couple more "never want to see that again" happenings to my list of "sheep experience", but was also amazed at how hardy these animals really are. A good mom sure can take great care of her family.

It's early days, but so far I'm really pleased with both of the new rams I purchased last year. I'm looking forward to watching their offspring grow up this summer. Thanks Janice and Holly.

Now comes the fun part - lazy afternoons and evening lamb races!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Today is Ben's Birthday

and I knew JUST what to get him...

12 new Katahdins - Happy Birthday Benny!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink

It doesn't matter which direction you're pointed around here - all you see is snow. 

We're swimming in it...

and these girls are due to start lambing next week. How foolish of me. Note to self: Start lambing April 1st next year.