A very breezy day around here, means that the winds are simply awful in the valley. A vicious North wind coming through and the lambs are laying in the other side of the trees to chew on their cud. So peaceful to watch them lay and chew, without a care in the world.
We got our young hens moved in to the real hen house where they will get situated for a few days to learn that this is their home. They should start laying in the next few weeks, so they will have some time to relax and explore. Hard to believe that we lost so many to predators with this go around. Somehow those critters seem to find a way to get in, and by the time we find it - usually have lost quite a few. Our dogs are let in to the area at night time now, which has certainly made a difference.
Noticing that the almond trees are getting ready to bloom, which means that I need to start thinking about shearing the sheep. Seems like it wasn't very long ago that we did that, but guess it has been. What to do with all of that wool? I understand they are starting to use it for insulation in homes, which is a wonderful idea! Warm in the winter and cool in the summer. What would you do with all of this wool?
Tue, February 8, 2011
by Karin Sinclair filed under