Nasty ol North Wind

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?

5 comments (Add your own)

1. Isabel wrote:
Hi there 2L3B's (what a name there, girl!). Thanks for popping into my blog-land life. It is a woduerfnl life, ups and downs like everyone else, but I don't want to trade anyone as of yet! I'll enjoy reading about your life in China and all of those L's and B's you've got in the family. Thanks for stopping in and nice to meet you too! Jami

Tue, July 24, 2012 @ 6:54 PM

2. Pauliinhoo wrote:
Shearing day is exciting, not just for fleeecs but because we get to see how pregnant the ewes are Would love to see pics of some of your fleeecs if you have the time, just because I love looking at beautiful fleece like yours.

Wed, July 25, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

3. Adrian wrote:
Go Logan! So brave going on the pony. It's so comforting when you rleaise you don't have to worry so much about them. We've started sending Jack to daycare one day a week in the hope it'll help his (very slow) language development.

Fri, July 27, 2012 @ 12:08 AM

4. Abdullah wrote:
How pretty she is!!!!I am hpniog to try my hand at spinning soon.I have some roving that a farmgirl traded for some books. It's been like spring here for a bit as well. I can hardly wait!!! I am ready for warm weather.

Wed, October 3, 2012 @ 5:52 PM

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Thu, October 4, 2012 @ 8:56 PM

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