The kids just left. I say kids but our daughter is now 20 and in her junior year of college. They are headed to visit friends and her boyfriend’s family in Connecticut. I’ll miss her terribly but will visit in about 2 weeks when we go down to get more straw. The sun is setting … More A Quiet Evening
It’s a strange Christmas morning here. Patty left for work at 6am. It’s now 9:30am, I’ve had breakfast as well as everyone in the barn. Kaylin is home with her long time boyfriend Josh and they are still in bed. It’s very quiet for a Christmas morning. It seems like yesterday when Kaylin would be … More Merry Christmas
Oh, boy. Getting this perimeter fence done is a lot harder than I thought. The weather has not been cooperating with my schedule! Ok, it’s not snowing, I do like that. Anyway, Stan, my magical farm hand, and I have been working as hard as we can to get this fence up. Between scrub growth … More Fencing…still
Tuesday, I was getting ready to leave for farmers market and noticed a sheep laying on its side in the pasture. Not good! I ran into the pasture to find our Phantom on his side looking up at me, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” Phantom is our daughter’s pet sheep. He’s 8 years, … More Oh, those sheep
It’s October and it’s chilly but the truck is packed and I’m ready to head out to the Farmers’ Market at Mill Park. It’s funny, most folks think the market is done; no more veg or fruit but NO! There is an amazing amount of veg and apples available this time of year. Thanks to … More Market Day
It’s Sunday. It’s chilly. The truck is low on gas and we’re low on money. So, what do you do on a day like today? A typical day for me, which this is, begins about 5:30 in the morning. I get up and get Patty breakfast before she heads off for work and eat my own breakfast. … More Slow Sunday…really?
I updated the website! If you go to our fleece page, you will see that I have been busy posting fleece for sale! It’s raw fleece and for those of you who are not sheep types, that means it’s straight off the sheep, picked over but not washed. Over in Ireland, they spin and knit … More Fleeced, as usual
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!
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)
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
As I said in an earlier post, we’ve decided to concentrate on the farm a bit more. I’m establishing it as a sole-proprietorship (more on that in a later post) and Kaylin is working up an official sign and logo. We’ve started growing our flock of sheep in an effort to produce our own meat … More Babies, the finale!
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