Need Rain!

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!

First snowstorm November 2014

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!

Looking forward

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

Fall…again!

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!

Oliver update

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

Spring…finally

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

Spring Planting

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

More Snow?

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?

New Lambs

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