AN IRISH WEDDING BLESSING
Sunday, March 30, 2008
AN IRISH WEDDING BLESSING
Friday, March 28, 2008
(photo's this morning by son Tom )
I recall the old timer's telling me that snow in April is considered poor man's fertilizer and we should be grateful. There will be no worries of drought. I am grateful for all of the above but...................don't you need bare ground for that "fertilizer" to land on in order for it to fertilize the soil? We still have 4 to 5 feet of snow!
The animals don't seem to mind as everyone was eager for their breakfast. The sheep are always out in the snow even though they have a cushy straw lined barn to lay in. After a large storm we will see mounds in the field. Rather strange looking when these mounds start to rise and shake off!
This fellow is "Famous Amos" our papa goat. He was watching Tom intently this morning though the fence rails, thinking that the camera looked edible so Tom snapped his photo. He is very friendly and would rather be petted than eat his breakfast.
Hope everyone enjoys the day. I'll have to stay in and keep the woodstove fired up, perhaps I'll knit a bit or play with the new baby goats........I should work on my taxes :0(
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This is Falcon and Raven, twin bucklings. Falcon is in the front of the photo. Their fiber doesn't seem to be as curly, the curly fiber being passed on by the angora buck, as Crow's and the first set of twins, but that may change as they get older. It is definitely soft and silky.
We will spend as much time as we can with them now, letting them get to know us, playing and snuggling with them. :0) Generally, our babies love people and attention and make the transition easily when they eventually have to go to their new homes.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
This little gal, Hope, arrived the morning 12/31/07. She was dry and had her first meal before I got to the barn at 7am. Her dam is an Angus/Jersey cross. Her sire is a Genex AI Red Angus bull. I love this little calf. :0) I couldn't be more pleased with the way she is growing.
I milk her Mom everyday and get about 30 qts. She's a nice tempered old gal and throws beautiful calves. I have her heifer from last year, a 3/4 jersey. The cow passes her disposition on to her calves. Both heifers are very friendly and we are planning to keep them both to enlarge our herd. I figure "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" so I have had this cow and a nice Hereford heifer we raised bred to the same bull. I'm hoping for two heifer calves around 12/7/08!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I LOVE winter, snow and all that goes with it within reason. I'm not complaining just wishing for sunshine, daffodils and lambs!