I had a great weekend at Shepherd's Harvest last week.
Thanks to everyone who stopped in my booth, it was great to meet new friends and to see so many old friends. Even though there is never enough time to talk!
|Rita and her triplets at 4 weeks old.|
|Godiva and her ram lamb at 2.5 weeks old. He's a little doll!|
|Luna's ram lamb investigating the rhubarb. I'm very tempted to keep this one for breeding, his fleece is so soft!|
|Flash inspecting the fire pit.|
I really shouldn't breed the sheep anymore. Although I love the lambs, it adds a lot of extra stress to life before and after lambing, at weaning, etc. Since I sold my land with the hay fields, I will be buying hay again, so I want to just have a fiber flock of about 6-8 sheep. Soon my sales list will be posted. However, I've still got three Shetland ewes due to lamb after Memorial Day (it seemed like a good idea to run the whole flock together over the winter months but now I'm paying for it with late lambs). Hopefully we'll get more bling from Jari, the Finn ram and the Shetland ewes.
I'm glad to have some time to create some new work for the gallery in Stillwater and get my planting done. This is my favorite time of year. I'm enjoying watching the leaves bud on the trees and the grass green up. This Japanese stone cherry tree is a show stopper every spring.
|The black hen has hatched 7 ducklings with one more working his way out of the shell now.|
|These two ducks are setting on a clutch of eggs too.|