Harvest Thyme Homestead has grown out of a love for the simpler times of life. Its roots begin in a belief in one's self and that in time, the harvest of one's hard work will create a place called home.....with a few sheep, goats, chickens, cats, dogs, 2 miniature horses, & 3 alpacas added in for good company & fiber.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Its Just that Time of the Year
The weather this week in Northeast Ohio has totally been a downer. My mood has been not in the mood to do anything. Today was the first day the sun shined in like a whole week. The rain, the grey skies.....just depressing. On Thursday I took 3 of the ram lambs to the vet to be wethered. I am not into the banding thing so I have it done surgically. More money but at this point, whats the point but its gotta get done.
The ram lamb pictured below is Fletcher. Fletcher was my hope for my Shetland line: spotted, a nice soft fleece, small scurs as a half poll.......everything I want BUT tail is not so good and depending on how he stands, a definite cow hock in those back legs. I am really bummed out about it esp. because he has a great personality unlike his PITA brother who, besides the stand-offish personality, if very nicely put together esp. having a great tail and nice straight legs. I have always wanted a spotted ram out of Sheltering Pines Spirit so the choice had to be made because I can't have both boys as rams. So PITA got to stay a ram and Fletcher............
............is now a wether. I think Thursday's overcast weather matched mine and Fletcher's mood. But I love him either way:)
This past Saturday I finally had the opportunity to see my nephew play football! Yep, he is only in second grade and I don't want him tackling me.....he is a pretty tough kid in all that equipment! His team won 24-0 too!
On Sunday the sun finally made an appearance and all the animals were hanging out to catch some rays. Liberty was soaking up the rays on the backside of the barn.
This was like the LaMancha line-up on the back of the barn today: Liberty, Daisy, & Patty.
Hopefully, Liberty will be bred this year:) This weekend I picked up 100 bales of hay to replinish what I have already used. I need to keep my barn stocked esp. come Nov. and Dec. when the weather gets a mind of its own. This winter I refuse to have an empty barn come Feb.
The other day I purchased this wonderful picture to hang in my living room. A simple thought that I often overlook as I rush around trying to get everything done. Autumn is a wonderful time of year to appreciate the wonders of nature, watch the animals grow their winter coats, and reflect on one's personal goals. I need to do that but I need to get rid of the anxiety issues I get when trying to get everything done that I want to get done before the first snowflakes arrive.