Wow, is it dry. I went to our local hay guy to put half down on the 200 bales of hay we’ll need this winter and he was afraid to take my money. We are in the midst of a pretty bad drought here in Maine. I try to do everything possible to keep our … More Need Rain!
I had an awesome but long and hot weekend this past past four days at the Windsor Fairgrounds in Windsor Maine. It was our statewide Maine 4-H Days. This has to be the most underutilized event in the state. So many members and their families were not there and there was so much to do! … More 4-H and Missing Children
Two days ago, Wednesday, we welcomed two new lambs to our flock. Sons of Betty are Hans and Kristoff. Kristoff has the little white spots on his head and neck to match Sven born earlier. Both boys are doing well. This morning, Friday, I went out at 5:30am to do chores to a chorus of … More More Lambs! (7 Days till Spring)
Well, here we go! November 2nd is the first snow storm of the season. We’re suppose to get 4-6″. The sheep have shelter with fresh straw to keep them dry, the chicken coop is closed up, the pigs have dry shelter and the rabbits, especially the babies, have clean dry bedding. Let the snow begin!
It’s funny. We are in the midst of getting our meat animals off to their final destination and at the same time, planning for next years animals. We originally wanted to raise our own meat and vegetables and the sheep were Kaylin’s projects. We then discovered that people liked and wanted the product we had … More Looking forward
I feel as if I am regressing technologically. There are reasons for this. 1. Cell phones – We live in rural Maine on the side of a really big hill. Living in the foothills of the Western Maine Mountains makes reception extremely difficult. 2. My MacBook laptop hard drive crashed. Not a good thing in … More Technological Musings
So, if you are a regular blogger, how do you do it?! I can never seem to find enough time to sit and type. UHG! Ideas are always welcome. :) So, some updates from here on the farm. It was very painful summer in that we lost our lamb Oliver. He fought and fought but … More Fall…again!
Our little Oliver is out of ICU (a stall in the barn) and is recovering in a private rehabilitation center. I brought him out to clean his wound and bottom and he started grazing on his own. That was all it took! Time to get the boy outside. Oh, and yes, I said wound. I … More Oliver update
It’s been a year?! Geez, time flies when you’re having fun! Well, our fun has changed, somewhat. Let’s catch you up. Robin: I started working at the local elementary school last August tutoring in the Title 1 program. I love math and I was fortunate that I worked with an awesome math teacher. We had … More Spring…finally
To say we are looking forward to spring is an understatement. We have babies popping out everywhere and our first round of seeds are coming up. We started our tomatoes inside and will be growing 3 varieties for sauce, sandwiches, and salads. We are starting onion from seed … More Spring Planting
Have I said lately that I’m done with snow? Mother Nature is NOT listening to me. Yes, 10″ to 15″ of wet, heavy, white stuff. Lot’s to do after work today. Cut more wood to bring in and throw down more hay for the animals. I predict no school tomorrow. If we keep electricity, think … More More Snow?
We spent the day at A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm yesterday talking future goals, boiling maple sap and playing with lambs! We brought over 35 gallons of sap to boil down. Patty got to help produce another gallon of the golden, sweet, liquid. One of … More New Lambs