Monday, July 25, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
With spring has come lambing time. Monday 3/28/11 we came home from work to find twin rams, both healthy and vigorous. Those ears are crazy, you can definitely see the Blue-faced Leicester influence. We used Carter, our BFL ram on our longwool flock this year. Carter came from Potosi Sheep Farm in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This winter has felt as though it might never end. In which case I welcome the yuki-onna. Take me now if there will not be another warm day. I am assured that spring will come. It is always in the darkness of February that my patience for cold and snow becomes short. We have neglected the blog in our discontent. I hope that I will be more inspired as the coming weeks approach. Sleeping bulbs will awaken and new blooms will nod in the breeze of early spring very soon. Bouncing, spotted lambs will delight with their acrobatics and fuzzy, fragile chicks will peek out from under ruffled hens soon. I cant wait for the scent of freshly tilled earth and the light smell of apple blossoms. I would be happy right now to feel the sun on my face. If only for a few moments. Soon.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Rumpless, and tufted, true bantam araucanas are the breed of chicken that Rob is working with. Here's one the of the roosters, and below is a hen that we hatched off this year. Overall, it was a very bad year for hatching eggs, everyone I know had a hard time with their incubators, and hens...