Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Banner!

I've been wanting to order a banner for our farm, for those times that I'm vending a fiber fair, or doing a presentation. I finally sat down and got one done! I ordered it from It's their "medium" size, 4 X 2.5, on heavy duty vinyl with hanging tabs, and the cost was around $40. A similar product at Staples would have been closer to $100! Shipping was fast, and it looks very nice. Happy!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Got Sheep?

Just the mention of sheep makes my bi-blue Sheltie crazy.
Olive, what a sheep lover!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just trying to keep cool....

It's been a HOT summer. With the frequent rains and humidity, our heat index hovers around 90-100 degrees. We all do what we can to keep cool. The ducks, of course, spend their days in the creek. This Muscovy momma has hatched over 30 ducklings this summer!
Olivia, our bi-blue Sheltie stays cool
by attacking the sprinkler.

Halla, our lovely homozygous ewe out of Dalla
The sheep stay cool by hanging out close to the creek. Beautiful Claire
The water is refreshing and cool.
Ginseng, growing out so nicely!
But, if the sheep want to eat, they have to go out and graze. They are up and out early. By ten o'clock, they are lounging in the shade.

handsome Grady
I spend a lot of time hauling buckets of cold water to their lounging areas. When it's hot, they get lazy and don't want to go out into the heat for a drink. Now that they are growing out a heavy coat of wool, I can understand that.
Gardenia and the ewes
It's mid July, time to get the lambs weaned. Some of the mothers do that on their own. Some love their babies just a little too much.
Pastures have held up well, with all of the rain. We really need to get some hay into the barn for winter.
Fable, with his beautiful wide horns
The rams we have now are so mellow. I like that in a ram.
Salem, Claire, Stella and flock coming in for the night.
We still haven't gotten our llama sheared.
That is on the "to do" list for July.
Grazing, grazing, grazing...that's what summer is all about.