Saturday, February 21, 2009

Time is Just Rushing Along

Time is just rushing along and since I am not a fast runner, ok I never ran fast, I just walk fast, I am not keeping up with everything. Something things are working on time, the weather for example is not. I had to order propane on Thursday, choke, that was a $500 check. I only have a 250 gallon tank vs. a 500 gallon tank so I end up getting one more load than the average propane user but its easier to pay the smaller amount. And since the money tree in the backyard is bare right now, well you get the the idea. I am standing firm that this will be my last fill 'till Fall so March better not come in like a lion. Anyways, moving on.......

Patty has become mellow this last week, shying away from the bustling in the barn, not head butting the sheep and bossing them around like she usually does.

And of course, as per her request, she is getting more food. I am actually getting pretty excited to see what she has. I am hoping its a girl because then I'll have a better excuse to keep it. My rationale is that I am getting a new baby LaMancha buck in March who then can be bred to all the LaMancha girls as he will be unrelated......I am being hypothetical as Patty still is holding out on who really is the daddy.

Jasper, blk. polled ram lamb on left, and TJ were having some "polling" issues this morning relating to who is in charge. TJ is just so much bigger than the Shetland boys but has never been overly aggressive, just a few side bumpings. Jasper is becoming such a sweetie:)

I finally got a nice pic of this little ewe lamb. Her mom is out of the mioget ram I lost in December so I am curious to see if her fleece changes up......looks more moorit now though. It is so soft and wavy. She finally is coming up to me for an occasional chin rub.
Such is life at Harvest Thyme........3 does to have babies in the next few weeks. Sheep, if bred, not due to end of April, first of May. Gardens to think about, house to clean, income tax being done this week, last week of Feb. coming tomorrow..........time is just rushing along.


Garrett808 said...

oh my goodness i love your black polled rammie!

i love all the photos. keep sending!

kristi said...

Thanks Garrett! I love the pictures of all your cows and Cardigans!! About the trade on the Cotswold wether & gulmoget for the 2 mini's & ducks...I already have 2 mini's:) I hope you can sneak over when you are here for regionals as I am only 30 minutes from the show site!! Thanks for stopping by:)

Susan said...

You want March to come in like a lion. That way it goes out like a lamb.

Claire said...

The nice little ewe lamb needs a name! She is very pretty!

I suddenly feel spurred into action, by your "time is rushing" theory, and it is making me think of all that needs to be done.....yikes!

Tracey said...

Love your new Blog header picture!
I can't wait to see the new little babies!!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Who is that big shaggy dog in with Jasper? (Just kidding, I know it's a sheep, but it looks like a great big sheep DOG!)