Finally - cool weather!
Well, it appears that Fall is right around the corner at last. Someone please tell the horse flies that! They are terrible. Some of them are so large you want to give them names. Cool weather usually means breeding season. Alas - I will not be breeding this year. I still have about a dozen unsold sheep from the 2010 breeding - its never happened before. But until the economony and thus demand improves - I think the girls get a break. While they are happy I'm sure - the boys are grumbling. They'll get over it - in about 6 months......Speaking of rams. I could not bear to part with Shana's 2010 ram - he is a beauty - his name is Obediah - recently took him away from mom and put him in with the big boys. I was amazed that they didn't haze him or push him around - not even Elka seemed disturbed by this new addition to her flock (I'm waiting for the inevitable request for a raise) Here's a picture of our new little guy.
Thought you might like to see what breakfast is like among the barn felines. I am usually escorted to the barn by at least 8 of the 12 - the rest are already waiting and in position. Getting the first can of food into a dish can be challenging. I wear gloves....
In case you didn't see the video of Kate and her predicament she got herself into:
And lest you think that once I get out of bed it's empty - here's the second shift:
Well - must go plant some Irises - have not killed anything in a while - now is as good a time as any. Will try to post more often - so much going on around here. Many blessings to everyone.