Monday, May 11, 2009

It's been a while since I posted any pictures. Here's a few shots of current activities and new.

First up, ewes and lambs mowing lawn. We hate to mow lawns. Sheep are so much better at it than humans.

Then our silly ram lamb that has perfected the rear approach to nursing. It works fine except his face is rather shitty. All the time. Aimee christened him "Pongo," which, since that's UK service slang for a soldier, is fine by me, although don't write me nasty emails about it if you are a UK soldier. I didn't invent the nickname!

His mom is tired of him, and we want him cleaned up, so we sold him on to our buddies John Mac and Nancy. He'll be going soon, along with one of the other ram lambs.

We were too late to knacker this year, so it will be good to thin out the rams early. less knuckle-headedness when the time comes.

Then there's the firewood operation, about 1/6 done. Aimee thinks my use of this old Bolens mower.trailer combo to haul firewood out of the woods half a cord at a time is pretty silly. I think if she wants to carry 6 cords of wood 100 yards herself, she can, but that would be really silly.

Then there's Vincent (Van Gogh), our new piglet which is a gilt but we have hens named George and Harry so why worry. Van Gogh because she has lost her ears. She's a runt. We do well with runts. They're usually a few bucks cheaper, and Aimee babies them so, they soon catch up. This little girl is still afraid of us. She was in a yard with big pigs, turkeys, chickens, getting picked on. Now she sleeps and eats all day.

Finally, the new greenhouse. Aimee has all our starts in here. As soon as it dries up so I can finish tilling, some of these will be going in the ground, specifically the brassicas, along with the spuds I have saved in the root cellar.


  1. What nice grass you guys have ...

  2. Thanks. We like it. So do the sheep. Maine pasture grass left over from the "Great Farm." Mostly quack grass and white clover, some vetch and lucerne. Easy to maintain, hard to replace. We have a very great difficulty getting clover or "real" pasture grasses like perennial rye or timothy to grow whenever we disturb it.


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