I was fortunate to have today off and enjoy this insanely beautiful Autumn weather! I wasted no time sleeping in as I had a packed day of events. Barn chores to catch up on, the vet was coming to do health certificates on sheep, my parents were stopping over for lunch and to share their photos of their trip to Vermont ( I know, they went w/out me!!), and just to spend time enjoying being home.
Monday, October 11, 2010
A Beautiful Fall Day
This morning I let some of the sheep out to graze on the fresh grass. Miss Addison, who is in the center (Shet. x blk. Cotswold) has the most beautiful fleece and is looking like a chunky wooly ewe!
I caught Dixie enjoying the morning Fall colors and keeping an eye on the sheep.
I found this little guy in the barn this morning........never seen one of these types around before. Perhaps a tree frog? If he's poisonous, don't let me know;)
Lots to blog about as things are really busy here. Six of the Shetland sheep are leaving this Saturday to a wonderfully nice lady in New York. Her and her daughter are starting a fiber flock and I am honored to have her start with my sheep! She is taking 3 ewes and 3 wethers and she will have a nice variety of colors to start with. Sally Ann, my fawn kat ewe who has produced 2 smooth polled rams, is going to be bred to Jed and then is off to join a new Shetland flock here in Ohio along with one of my other spotted ewes. It is very refreshing and has renewed my goals for my sheep to know that they are moving into new flocks. I have more to say on this but I will leave that to another entry.
I hope everyone is enjoying this Autumn weather and for those of you who stop and read about life at Harvest Thyme, your interest and thoughts are much appreciated!