What’s Going On…

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Summer is finally here.  It has been so busy around here! I have to get my blog caught up!!  The lambs are growing fast and so are the weeds!  I had a skunk move in under the chicken coop and have been trying to trap it.  So far, I have caught barn cats and raccoons.  Maybe tonight I will catch the skunk? The chickens have not seemed to notice the smelly skunk.  I guess they have been too busy laying eggs.

eggs

 

The spring rains were great for the hay fields.  We have the barns full of round bales and square bales..

round bales

 

 

I snapped a couple of photos of the Wensleydales “wool on the hoof” when I was worming the sheep.

wool on hoof1 wool on hoof2

 

 

I took some time to knit some socks on my circular sock machine.  I knit the ones below with Regia Blitz Color yarn.  They turned out great and I love the way the yarn knit up.

IMG_4466 csm sock

 

 

Feathers and Fluff…

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Every once in a while, I will pick up some feathers from around the farm.  I have guinea fowl.  Their feathers are beautiful and unique.  They do take dye well.  I have dyed a few.  I still have not used them for anything.  I know they work well as an “add in” to art yarn.  I just don’t think I would ever wear anything with feathers in it.

Summer is Over?

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The flowers are still blooming, but I know that summer is just about over.  We have been busy getting things ready around the farm for the coming winter weather.  There was a lot of rain in the spring, but this summer has been hot and dry.  I spent time going through all the pastures and checking all the fence lines for burr weeds and sticker bushes.  The burr weeds and sticker bushes are terrible for the horses manes, tails, and fetlock feathers, not to mention the sheep fleeces!  I spend lots of time making sure all the pastures are clear of all these weeds!

We did get a bit of rain the other day.  The pastures sure do need it.

Rainbow Over Pasture After Rain

 

 

Visitors

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We had some unique visitors the other day.  Our neighbor has cows.  They have a bull and pasture breed some of the locals’ cows.  A few of the heifers, which were there for breeding, found an escape route through the fence.  They crossed the road and came all the way up the driveway before realizing they were lost.  They didn’t stay too long.  I guess they found out the grass really isn’t greener on the other side…

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