And shaking hands with the politicians running for office. A new one for me was to see a Tea Party float, which was curiously being pulled by a van promoting the Public library.
Half our hay is being cut today. I hope it doesn't rain tonight- there's a 60% chance -- tomorrow's supposed to be dry. We will spend Friday stacking hay over in Ogilvie. Last year it was a pain to unload all the hay racks onto our trailer and truck then haul them back here to be unloaded again and stacked. It will be much easier to simply bring home 30-50 bales as needed when cooler temps prevail.
I'm not sure how long to keep them here, prices are sure to go down as people start unloading lambs this month and next. The current price is $1.20-$1.30 pound. I have lamb customers if I keep them until fall, but it just doesn't seem to make economic sense for me to feed them that long. If we had tons of pasture here it would be a different story.
This is Camille, a yearling Ag Gulmoget ewe. Her lamb fleece staple length was 6", but if pulled taut, it's 7". I guess I won't pull it taut. She's one of my favorite lambs from 2009. She's going to replace her mother, Bramble Cordelia.