Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
I read on the Spinlist that Babydoll fleece is great for spinning and dyeing, so I'm taking another wether when it warms up again.
I thought I would keep the Babydoll ram with my BFL ram and keep the two wethers in with my Shetland ram. Then I can put all my ewes back together again.
I hope everyone is keeping warm and keeping their sheep well fed.
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I've come to accept "accidents" like this as opportunities to see what the universe has in store for me. This change of outlook came after I accidentally bought Brandywine tomatoes instead of my usual variety. I was pretty upset with the greenhouse for the mix up, but I was in the middle of planting my garden when I figured it out. So I grumbled and planted the Brandywines anyway. They were the best tomatoes I've ever grown! Huge, meaty, and they do not get blight. Every fall, I have to dig through a jungle of green leaves to pick all the tomatoes when we get our first frost warning. I keep the green tomatoes in a box and we have homegrown tomatoes all the way into November. Brandywines are a heritage breed tomato and by saving the seeds for next year's tomatoes, I've got my own strain. I've shared the seeds with others and they have returned seeds to me when I get too busy to collect my own.
So we'll see what happens with our accidental BabyDoll ram. My first job will be to clip some of the hair from around his eyes.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Sure enough, Smokey had her twins while I was teaching up in Grand Marais. They are already a month old and still very black. She deliv...