We were out of state visiting family over the weekend, and our return flight was delayed. As a result — and with so much to catch up on when we get home — there will be no blog today. However, I’ll post as usual on Wednesday.
Keeping sheep is not generally considered to be a very dangerous activity. Of course, as with anything else, I’m aware of the possible dangers and keep my wits about me as I do my daily chores. Rams are in their breeding groups now, and so they’re particularly protective of their girls. When I enter any […]
Shepherding is filled with tasks that few non-shepherds would recognize, and one of the biggest of these is the trimming of hooves. Hoof trimming isn’t required for sheep in the wild because of a perfect balance of environment and genetics: they have been selected by nature such that their normal hoof growth is easily worn […]
I wrote on Monday how I had come home after a trip away to find that my sheep had not been fed and my animals not cared for by our farm sitter who forgot to show up. Because the entire lamb flock was not doing well on Sunday afternoon, even after feeding, watering, and administering […]
I wrote last Friday (May 19) about our newest houseguest, Herkie the baby sparrow. When he literally dropped into my life, he was a tiny featherless creature that looked more like an itty-bitty dinosaur than a bird. Rick and I set aside a corner of our dining room as a rehabilitation area, complete with heating […]
Sorry, but no blog today – too much going on here on the farm! Please stop back on Friday, when I promise I will have another story for you!
I’ll be taking today off from blogging to enjoy some time with my family, and will return with a new post on Monday, April 17th. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!
Our flock is all about moving the genetics of our two breeds forward. When shepherds talk about genetic improvement, exactly what that means is up to the individual shepherd. Most of us have goals for our sheep and flocks, and put together breeding groups and make selections based on those goals. In our Romeldale flock, […]
Like most people who get their first sheep, I originally knew nothing — literally nothing — about sheep. I had never seen an actual sheep, fed a sheep, or even felt the wool of a sheep until it had been so processed that it seemingly had nothing to do with the sheep it came from. […]
Although we scored quite the horde of pumpkins from a local drugstore in early November, the huge pile has dwindled by twelve to fourteen pumpkins daily. Sometime this week they will be gone and we will once again be able to park our vehicles in the garage, which has been home to the pumpkins for […]