The good news around here is hay is going cheap! I got some small squares for 90 cents a bale at the auction today. It's first crop alfalfa so it's stemmy, but my girls LOVE it.
I've started supplementing them with dairy quality alfalfa hay in the morning and they get their regular grass hay in the evening. But I don't want to use up all the dairy quality hay now and then not have any left when the lambs arrive.
The Bluefaced Leicesters and Shetland Mules are due to lamb in April and the Shetlands are due in May. It will be here before we know it.
Shearing is scheduled in just two weeks. I hope I don't find skinny sheep under all that fleece.
The other good news is that I have finally finished the Shepherd's Harvest booklet, you can download it at www.shepherdsharvestfestival.org. I can't wait to see the printed booklets, we went with a larger size and color covers this year.
More good news is that the Midwest Felting Symposium schedule is finally posted. I am hoping to be able to take the "All you can Felt" option for 5 full days of felting instruction. The symposium is hosted by Susan's Fiber Shop and takes place in Madison, WI. It's a lot of fun and there are some really good instructors coming again this year.