Sheep shearing 2011

All 21 sheep were successfully shorn today in preparation for lambing. We shear the sheep prior to lambing for several reasons. 1) When ewes lamb it stresses their bodies and they get a break or weak spot in each wool fiber at that spot. This makes it less desirable to hand spinners. 2) The lambs […]

New lambing barn finished

The new addition to the lambing barn is finally done! It is all bedded and read for sheep. Lambing will start in March. The first calf is due the end of February and the second calf is due the middle of March. The Goats will be kidding in April! We have decided to add some […]

Camp week 2 photos

Enjoy these photographs from week 2 of camp. Lots of smiling faces and happy animals.

Summer Camps are over!

We had a wonderful two weeks of farm camp again this year. The first week was warm and the kids went home quite tired each day. The second week was a little cooler which was nice. All the kids went home with a better understanding of what sustainable agriculture means and lots of experience with […]

Meet our new Border Collie puppy

I picked up my new Border Collie puppy 2 weeks ago. She is from a very promising cross and I have high hopes that she will be an outstanding worker. We named her Matilda and call her Tilly. I already love her temperment. She has her wild puppy moments, but she quiets down easily and […]

Lambing and calving

March has been very busy. We have our first 2 lowline calves, a heifer named Luna and a bull named Mr. DiDonna. Both Sherry and Margo are wonderful mothers. We have 14 lambs so far, mostly twins, a big, healthy set of triplets and a few singles from some first time moms. The ducks and […]